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New tip suggests Microsoft Surface device will come with AMD's Ryzen 5 3550U and Ryzen 7 3750U processors

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 was released in October 2018. (Image source: Microsoft)
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 was released in October 2018. (Image source: Microsoft)
An interesting tip from a well-known leaker has seemingly revealed which AMD processors could find their way into Microsoft Surface devices in the not too distant future. It’s expected the new Surface Laptop 3 will be configured with an AMD-based option, and it appears buyers will be able to choose between the mysterious Ryzen 5 3550U and Ryzen 7 3750U.

Tum Apisak has a pretty good track record for leaks and reveals, and his latest tip may seem to offer followers a mixed reaction of both joy and confusion at first sight. Fans of the Microsoft Surface range have been clamoring for an AMD option, and a recently tweeted message from another renowned tipster appears to have confirmed that the OEM has heard the pleas and plumped for some processor options from the red team.

It’s believed it will be the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 that will come with an AMD option. We have already reported on what devices could be revealed by Microsoft at its upcoming October press event, including the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Book 3, among others. However, processor configuration details have already supposedly leaked in regard to the Surface Pro 7 and all the CPUs currently mentioned for that particular device are from Intel.

The expressions of delight from those expecting an AMD-based Microsoft Surface device, potentially such as the Surface Laptop 3, have also been met by comments of confusion. Apisak has explicitly stated that the “Ryzen 5 3550U and Ryzen 7 3750U are Microsoft Surface”. Some have questioned the tweet’s accuracy, opining that the AMD-based Surface SKU could actually sport either a Ryzen 5 3550H or Ryzen 7 3750H Picasso APU.

However, the latter-mentioned quad-core processors have TDPs of 35 W, whereas U-series processors are more energy-efficient with their 15 W limits. Currently, there are a number of Zen+ U-series AMD APUs that Microsoft could choose from, but according to this leak there will be new lower-power equivalents of the H-series chips, so a Ryzen 5 3550U and a Ryzen 7 3750U APU. The former has popped up in our reports before, with an engineering sample performing reasonably well on Geekbench.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-09-20 (Update: 2019-09-20)