Microsoft may be working on a third-generation Surface Book, according to the latest running data found on 3DMark. The device is equipped with Intel’s Core i7-1065G7 and Nvidia’s Max-Q GPU. At a launch on October 2 last year, Microsoft updated its Surface Pro family and launched its Surface Neo/Duo device, but the Surface Book 2, launched in October 2017, has not been updated for more than two years. But now it seems that the new equipment is on its way.
In the 3DMark’s run library, a Surface Book device called “OEMGC EV2 OEMGC Product Name EV2” is displayed running the Intel Tenth Generation Core i7-1065G7 processor. According to the run-out information, the Surface Book 3 (possibly a 15-inch version) will use Nvidia’s Geforce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPU, which has a Max-Q design based on the Turing architecture for lightweight laptops. And provides better cooling technology.
Like first- and second-generation products, the Surface Book 3 includes a dedicated GPU (dGPU) and a low-power Intel mobile processor. It’s also worth noting that the Surface Book 3 can still be used with other processors, but the GPU may still be NVIDIA Max-Q.
Twitter users have previously pointed out that the Surface Book 3 with Intel Tiger Lake may also be under development. Microsoft is likely to talk about the Surface Book 3, Surface Neo and Surface Duo at an event later this year.