Microsoft Surface Go 3 Processor Choices Benchmarked

Microsoft's Surface Go 2 that was announced in May last year is ripe for an upgrade, and it now looks like the Surface Go 3 has been benchmarked, as noticed by Roland Quandt of German computer site WinFuture.

The Geekbench benchmark tests results shows that a tablet with the typical model designations that Microsoft uses on the Surface tablets, has been tested with two different processors.

One processor is the Intel Core i3-10100Y processor, which would naturally replace the Intel Core m3-8100Y processor in the Surface Go 2.

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The other processor seen in the benchmarks, is the Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor, which would then replace the Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor used in the Surface Go 2.

The Surface Go 2 tablets were launched for $629 and $399 respectively, and with these new processors, the Surface Go 3 should just be able to stay within the same price range.

The Surface Go 3 was also tested with just the same 4GB and 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM at 533 MHz that the Surface Go 2 runs, so that should not drive up the price either.

As for the actual benchmark scores, the Surface Go 3 i3-10100Y model achieved Geekbench 4.3.1 scores of up to 4359 in single-core and 7643 in multi-core scores, which means that's it's still beaten by Apple's iPad mini 5.

October has often been Microsoft's announcement month for Surface tablets in the past, so the Surface Go 3 should present itself within the next two months.

– Tom Bowen