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Windows Core OS spotted running on an Intel Lakefield penta-core processor; A new Surface device afoot?

Will Core OS be making an apperance at the Surface launch event on October 2? (Image source: Intel)
Will Core OS be making an apperance at the Surface launch event on October 2? (Image source: Intel)
There have been rumors about Microsoft debuting Windows Core OS next week at its Surface hardware event on October 2, potentially on foldable devices codenamed Centaurus and Pegasus. Now, a Geekbench listing has appeared that shows Core OS running a mysterious Intel Lakefield processor. Have we just seen the first sight of Microsoft's return to mobile devices?
Alex Alderson,

The run-up to the next Surface hardware event has been characterised by several tips and leaks about upcoming devices and their configurations. Now, a Geekbench listing has appeared online, which claims to have been run on Windows Core System (64-bit), better known as Windows Core OS.

Spotted by @InstLatX64, the listing reports having been run on a GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 138 Stepping 1, a penta-core processor about which we cannot find any other reference online. The extended Geekbench report demonstrates that the CPU, which @InstLatX64 asserts is based on Intel's Lakefield microarchitecture, has 4 MB of L3 cache. Lakefield is the only penta-core series of which we are aware, which would mean that this mysterious Intel 0000 CPU has 1x Sunny Cove big core and 4x Tremont LITTLE cores running on between a 5 W and 7 W TDP.

Geekbench also claims to have been run on a virtual machine, masking the capabilities of the processor somewhat. Hence, we can likely dismiss these poor benchmark scores.

Currently, we expect Core OS to have a modular UI that can scale across numerous form factors, something that Windows 10 currently struggles to do. The appearance of a device running Core OS this close to the next Surface event, which Microsoft is hosting on October 2 in New York, seems overly coincidental. While it is also likely that someone falsified the information that their system reported to Geekbench, we are excited regardless to see what Microsoft introduces next week.

(Image source: Geekbench)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-09-26 (Update: 2019-09-26)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.