1. ochhanz's Avatar
    Hi,

    There were just recently rumors* about Microsoft going to offer a Surface deivce(s) with AMD processor option too, do you guys think the chances are high a Surface Pro with AMD will be released?

    The AMD Ryzen 3500u/3700u seems so far to be an interesting chip because it is apperently more efficient that the Ryzen 2500u/2700u, which seems to be especially beneficial for both battery life and the vega graphics chip in it. E.g. I heard the 15 inch Envy 2-1 with the 3500u performs noticeable better in general than the 2500u variant. From what I read so far it seems the vega igpu can now perform like a nvidia MX150/MX250 (the 15watt variant).

    Also I heard Microsoft and Intel's relation worsened, so that might be an extra push for Microsoft also offer AMD Surface Pro's?

    *https://tabletmonkeys.com/microsoft-...says-insiders/
    Last edited by ochhanz; 07-04-2019 at 08:13 AM.
    07-03-2019 06:31 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Well, the die shrank a little between the 2 and 3, so that explains some of the efficiency.

    I am actually looking at getting a laptop with a Ryzen 5 over the Intels. Mainly due to the idea that you are getting a little more bang for the buck.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    07-03-2019 08:00 AM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    It would definitely be interesting if Microsoft offered both an Intel Surface and an AMD one. That'd be good. But, knowing MS, they won't dare not stick with Intel.
    07-07-2019 04:54 AM
  4. wolfpack219's Avatar
    I would love a Surface Pro with an AMD set up. Ryzen 5 with an RX5700.
    09-03-2019 01:52 AM
  5. ochhanz's Avatar
    I would love a Surface Pro with an AMD set up. Ryzen 5 with an RX5700.
    , that would be nice but it is not gonna happen because of too much heat. It is a possibility for the Surface Book though.
    If MS is gonna release a AMD Surface Pro with e.g. a Ryzen 4500u or 4700u it would be already very powerful for a tablet, much faster gpu than the Ipad Pro and most likely faster or at the very least equal to the mx250.
    I do silently hope that Asus one day makes a smaller version if it's Mothership, like between 13.5-16 inch with a touchscreen/digitizer and a midrange AMD/Nvidia gpu.
    09-03-2019 04:50 AM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    , that would be nice but it is not gonna happen because of too much heat. It is a possibility for the Surface Book though.
    If MS is gonna release a AMD Surface Pro with e.g. a Ryzen 4500u or 4700u it would be already very powerful for a tablet, much faster gpu than the Ipad Pro and most likely faster or at the very least equal to the mx250.
    I do silently hope that Asus one day makes a smaller version if it's Mothership, like between 13.5-16 inch with a touchscreen/digitizer and a midrange AMD/Nvidia gpu.
    I agree, this will most likely never happen. I like your Asus idea though.
    ochhanz likes this.
    09-03-2019 07:38 AM

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