Surface Go is Microsoft’s lightest and cheapest Surface yet and powering the 2-in-1 is Intel Pentium Gold processor 4415Y. However, it now looks like the company wants to go beyond the Pentium processor and to be more specific, it’s increasingly likely that the Redmond giant will introduce a new Surface Go with Intel Core m3 processor.
The benchmark score for a product with a model name ‘OEMTX OEMTX Product Name EV1’ was spotted in the Geekbench listing. And if you can recall, OEMTX-EV1 was the model number used for the first-generation Surface Go. The similarity in the model number hints that a new Surface Go powered by the Core m3 processor may be in the works.
As you can see in the above image, the new Surface Go has an impressive single-core score of 3113 and a multiple-core score of 5621 — much higher as compared to the first-gen Surface Go that managed to get a 1,895 in the single-core test and a 3,874 in the multi-core test. Now, that’s is some serious improvement, at least on paper.
Meanwhile, Microsoft will be showcasing new Surface hardware at its Surface event, which is all set to take place on October 2. Rumors earlier suggested that alongside a Surface Laptop 3, Surface Book 3, and a Surface Pro 7, Microsoft might showcase a second-generation Surface Go with “improved performance and battery life”. Now, with the latest Geekbench listing, a second-generation Surface Go, or should I say Surface Go 2 looks like a genuine thing for the October 2 event.