Suspected Microsoft Surface Neo processor benchmark scores exposed

When Microsoft announced that the Surface Neo, a Windows 10X dual-screen mobile device, was coming up for the 2020 holiday shopping season, it was revealed that the new device would be equipped with Intel’s new Lakefield chip. Intel announced the family’s processors in 2018, but it is also expected to appear in a range of dual-screen and collapsible devices, such as Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Suspected Microsoft Surface Neo processor benchmark scores exposed

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However, according to Tom’s Hardware, the benchmark score of a mysterious Lakefield chip has appeared in UserBenchmark’s database.

While this gives us some insight into the new processor, it is puzzling that it actually shows an unreleased Samsung device that breaks Intel’s naming tradition, known as the Core i5-L16G7.

Typically, Intel uses a few generations of numbers (now 10 generations) in front of the CPU SKu. But this i5-L16G7 is clearly referred to as Lakefield.

More interesting is its G7 suffix, which means that the CPU is integrated with the Intel Iris Plus Graphics core. Referring to Ice Lake, G several represent different graphics performance, so the G7 is positioned quite high.

In addition, the CPU appears to have five cores/five threads, but it is not possible to conclude that it must not support hyperthreading. One of the cores is Sunny Cove, and the other four are Tremont.

This combination is much like ARM’s size core composition (big. LITTLE), a single large core with stronger performance, and multiple small cores focus on trivial small tasks to improve the overall battery life of the device.

Finally, the Intel Core i5-L16G7 has a silent frequency of 1.4GHz and a turbo frequency of up to 1.75GHz. In addition to Microsoft Surface Neo, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is also expected to be adopted, but it does not rule out Intel introducing more SKUs.