Microsoft appears to be working on a new generation of Surface Go tablets, going a benchmark uncovered by Winfuture.
The class of processor in addition shows that the Surface is of the affordable rather than flagship variety.
Two types of processors appear to be interesting – an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor paired with 4GB of RAM and Intel Core i3-10100Y with 8GB of RAM.
While still limited, in single-core tests the Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y is 62 percent higher than the Pentium Gold 4425Y of the Surface Go 2 and in multicore test, the score is a good 47 percent higher.
For the high-end Intel Core i3-10100Y version, the performance improvements are less dramatic. In single-core tests the new device is only four percent faster and in multi-core tests, it is only 11 percent faster.
This may be because the Intel Core i3-10100Y processor is not a real Core i3 processor but actually belongs to the energy-saving low-end SoCs of the “Amber Lake” Y series.
The benchmarks are of course not of the final product, so should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The Surface Go 2 is overdue for a replacement, and if real, we assume should be aimed for release for the back to school season in a few weeks.