According to previous news, Microsoft is expected to launch a series of products such as Microsoft Surface Go, Surface Book, and Surface Duo or other devices later this year. Of course, such devices usually use Intel CPU, and some use ARM-based architectures, Qualcomm processors and AMD processors.
There is news that Microsoft may be designing new Microsoft Surface devices based on AMD CPU, which series is currently unclear, but this means that Microsoft will also increase AMD CPU usage on Surface.
The market is currently facing the dilemma of a severe shortage of Intel processors. This shortage also affects the release of new products or stable supply by manufacturers such as desktop and notebook computers. At this stage, some hardware manufacturers have begun to use AMD processors. The proportion of products, after all, AMD processors are affordable and currently available in sufficient quantities.
As for whether Microsoft is preparing to launch Microsoft Surface based on AMD because Intel chips are out of stock or it is purely that Microsoft wants to provide different versions, we don’t know, but at least for users, after launching the AMD version, there are multiple options.
According to windowslatest, the new Surface based on AMD has a 13.5-inch display and also provides AMD Renoir APU and AMD GPU. According to the 3DMARK database entry information, AMD RYZEN 5 4500U APU and AMD RX5300 dGPU currently appear in the database, and there is also an entry for AMD RYZEN 74800U, which may indicate that AMD-based Surface also offers different specifications and versions.