Another Surface product has been leaked recently and it is the Microsoft Surface Go 2 which seems interesting as the original Surface Go was launched back in July 2018. It does need a refresh as because the Windows-based tablet was received well in the market.
The Surface Go was a well built Windows device powered by the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y and was offered at a comparatively lower price. Even though the processor was capable of the everyday tasks, this dual-core SoC is now quite old and needs a refresh.
New listings of the alleged Surface Go 2 have been spotted on 3DMark and the two devices have been spotted by _rogame. Previously also the tipster gave us a 3DMark listing of the Surface Book 3, and now we have another Microsoft device.
Both of the listings seemingly to use the “OEMRX OEMRX Product Name EV2” motherboard and can be the successor to the “OEMRX OEMRX Product Name EV1” which emerged last year as a possible Core m3-8100Y refresh of the original Surface Go.
Talking about the Intel Core m3-8100Y, it is a dual-core CPU launched back in August 2018. It has a base clock speed of 1.10 GHz and a boost clock up to 3.40 GHz, and the Core m3-8100Y has double the volume of L3 cache. The iGPU is same on both the Pentium Gold 4415Y and Core m3-8100Y but the latter scores better in GPU benchmarks.
Overall, the Intel Core m3-8100Y will be a significant upgrade over last-gen and will be ideal for daily basic tasks and browsing. Among the two 3DMark listings reported with OEMRX EV2 motherboards, one appears to be an LTE capable device and the other one might be only the WiFi variant.
Even though a Core m3-8100Y-powered OEMRX EV1 Microsoft Surface Go 2 never made the market but it might be possible that an OEMRX EV2 motherboard paired with Intel Core m3-8100Y might arrive along with the alleged Surface Book 3 in 2020.
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