A Geekbench benchmarking listing is giving yet another supposed look at Microsoft’s rumored Surface Laptop 4 ahead of its potential release this fall. Per the result, there is a chance that the much-anticipated version of Microsoft’s traditional clamshell flagship laptop could come with AMD’s latest processors inside.
These types of listings can easily be manipulated, but the benchmarking result mentions a Surface Laptop 4 by name under the “model” section. It also shows that the CPU powering the device is the AMD Ryzen 5 3580U Surface Edition, with 6 cores, and 12 threads, clocked at 2.20 GHz, codenamed “Renoir.”
This suggests Microsoft is once again working with AMD on custom Surface Edition Ryzen chips. However, the listed CPU is what is already found in the Surface Laptop 3. It is believed that this could like just be a placeholder, as the 3580U doesn’t have six cores, according to Notebookcheck.
The presence of the “Renoir” codename, as well as the “‘AMD Family 23 Model 96 Stepping 1” identifier also suggests that Surface Laptop 4 could instead come with either AMD’s newer Ryzen 5 4600U or AMD’s Ryzen 5 550U inside. This is because the listed identifier is what is used with AMD’s Renoir chips.
Other parts of the listing mention that the supposed Surface Laptop 4 could come with 8GB of RAM. As for scoring, it comes in with a 1,063 single-core score, and a 5,726 multi-core score. These are modest improvements over the Surface Laptop 3, which comes in with an 878 single-core score and a 2,819 multi-core score on the Ryzen 5 3580U model. It’s even close to the Intel variant of the Surface Laptop 3 which scored 1,071 on single-core testing, and 4,072 on multi-core testing.
If anything, this listing goes along with the previous rumors that Microsoft might be using AMD’s new Renoir chips or Intel’s Tiger Lake U chips in Surface Laptop 4. Both chips bring significant performance boosts, with Intel’s option delivering graphical enhancements.
Microsoft hasn’t said anything about Surface Laptop 4, but we believe it could still be coming this fall. Earlier this year, a supposed version of the laptop passed through testing in Japan, with photos suggesting the design of the device would not change at all. A leaked Geekbench listing also suggested that Microsoft was still working on the laptop, as it featured an internal codename Microsoft uses with Surface devices.