New Microsoft Surface Go tablet will receive an AMD Pollock hybrid processor

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The AMD Pollock hybrid processors have already been mentioned by various sources, but their scope has not been clearly defined until recently. Revelations from one of the system integrators suggest that even tablets will be created based on these Apus, including the next generation’s Microsoft Surface Go device.

On the pages of the Tablet PC Review forum, one of the specialists authorized to develop and test various Microsoft Surface devices began to share information. As is already known, AMD specifically designed the Ryzen 7 3780U Microsoft Surface Edition, a feature of which was the highest performance among the progenitors of the graphics subsystem. Thus, «custom» AMD processors can supply Microsoft further.

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The AMD Pollock hybrid processors have already been mentioned by various sources The source states that AMD now offers its partners a Pollock hybrid processor with a TDP level of no more than 4.8 W for testing. In fact, this characteristic of the Pollock series differs from that of the related Dali, for which the TDP is set at 6 W. Pollock processors are known to combine a pair of computational cores with the first-generation Zen architecture and the Radeon graphics subsystem with 192 streaming processors. They can be produced in 14 nm and 12 nm technologies. The last variant breeds them with the Picasso family using the Zen+architecture.

The original source claims that the Pollock processor has a better performance and energy mix than the 14 nm Intel Amber Lake-Y processors currently used in Microsoft Surface Go 2. Yet, the leak author believes, That the AMD hybrid processor of the family will overheat in the close case of the tablet PC. So far, there has been a search for possible solutions to this problem, and the timing of the emergence of a new Microsoft device based on the APU Pollock is premature.

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