Surface Go 2 faster than Surface Pro X in early benchmark


Last week Microsoft announced their new affordable tablet, the Surface Go 2.

In it’s the best version, it features an upgraded 8th gen Core m3 processor which promises much-improved performance.

Now early results of benchmarking of the tablet have shown up on Geekbench, showing that Microsoft has delivered on the promise.

Surface Go 2 faster than Surface Pro X in early benchmark 1

The Geeekbench 4 benchmarks show the 1.1Ghz Intel Core m3-8100Y CPU Surface Go 2 achieves 3989 in the single-core and 6773 in multi-core test, up from 2020 in single-core and 4004 multi-core score for the 1.6 Ghz Intel Pentium 4415Y CPU Surface Go.

This is likely because the Intel Core m3-8100Y CPU can spool up from 1.1Ghz all the way to 3.4 Ghz as needed,  while the 1.6 Ghz Intel Pentium 4415Y CPU runs at a fixed frequency.

For single core performance, the 3989 score of the Surface Go 2 is significantly faster than the 3417 single-core score of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Surface Pro X, though that device’s 10,966 multi-score score is much better than the 6773 score for the Surface Go2.

The Surface Go 2 comes with the same thin, lightweight design as its predecessor, but now comes with a slightly larger 10.5-inch PixelSense display with 220 ppi. Thanks to 8th Generation Intel Core M processor, Microsoft says the Surface Go 2 delivers 64% faster performance when compared to the original Surface Go. Surface Go 2 also comes with improved battery life of up to 10 hours.

Surface Go 2 also comes with Studio Mics, Microsoft’s dual microphone solution, to improve voice experience during video meetings. The 5MP front-facing camera offers great video calling experience. The Surface Go 2 accessories including the Type Cover will come in Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue colors.

Surface Go 2 starts at $399 and will be available starting May 12. You can pre-order it today here.

Tech specs:

Operating System Consumer Channels: Windows 10 Home in S mode6

Commercial Channels: Windows 10 Pro

Exterior Dimensions: 9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)

Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with full-friction multi-position hinge to 165 degrees, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: volume, power

Wi-Fi: Starting at 1.2 lbs (544 g), not including Type Cover*

LTE Advanced3: Starting at 1.22 lbs (553 g), not including Type Cover*

Display Screen: 10.5-inch PixelSense Display

Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI)

Aspect Ratio: 3:2

Contrast Ratio 1500:1

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Corning®Gorilla® Glass 3

Processor Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4425Y

8th Gen Intel® Core m3 Processor

Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 615
Memory 4GB/8GB RAM
Storage 64GB eMMC

128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Security Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Firmware TPM 2.0

Network Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

LTE Advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE Modem

Battery WiFi: Up to 10 hours of typical device usage

LTE Advanced:3 Up to 10 hours of typical device usage

Cameras, Video and Audio Windows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing)

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD Skype HD video

8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video

Dual Studio Mics

2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Ports 1 x USB-C

1 x Surface Connect

Surface Type Cover Port

MicroSDXC card reader

3.5mm headphone jack

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

Power supply 24 W power supply
In the box Surface Go 2

Power supply

Quick Start Guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty

Via WindowsLatest

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