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Microsoft's upcoming Ice-Lake-powered Surface device allegedly spotted on Geekbench

The Surface Pro 7 is expected to introduce new design elements. (Source: Microsoft)
The Surface Pro 7 is expected to introduce new design elements. (Source: Microsoft)
It looks like the first next gen Surface model was already tested back in June, but the results were spotted only recently. According to the Geekbench report, the upcoming Surface is powered by an Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1 quad-core CPU with UHD Graphics iGPU coupled with 8 GB of RAM, and the scores appear to be similar to devices powered by equivalent Ryzen 3 ULV CPUs.
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Microsoft is expected to release a refreshed lineup of Surface devices this fall, with rumors going around regarding a possible October 2 launch. Leaks on possible new features for the upcoming Surface models were kept to a minimum up until now, but it looks like the first alleged test prototype benchmarks for next gen Surface devices were posted this June. However, the results were only recently spotted by the guys over at Windows Latest on Geekbench.

It is yet unclear if this is a Surface Pro or a Surface Laptop model, but it is definitely a Surface device, as the “OEMJL OEMJL Product Name EV1.5A” denomination is consistent with the naming scheme assigned to previous Surface Go variants. Geekbench reports that the upcoming Surface is powered by an Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1 quad-core CPU with UHD Graphics iGPU coupled with 8 GB of RAM. This CPU is supposed to have boost frequencies set to 3.60 GHz, but the benchmark tool indicates a higher-than-standard default frequency of 1.19 GHz consistent with the configurable TDP feature that allows OEMs to downclock or overclock their devices implemented by Intel on its 10 nm CPUs.

No other details are revealed with the results, but, as far as scores go, the next gen Surface seems to be on equal footing, if not even faster than AMD’s equivalent Ryzen 3 ULV CPUs.

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Single-core and Multi-core scores reported in Geekbench 4.0 (Source: Geekbench)
Single-core and Multi-core scores reported in Geekbench 4.0 (Source: Geekbench)
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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1571 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-09-11 (Update: 2019-09-12)