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AMD rumored to have Zen 2 inside next-gen Microsoft Surface devices

Microsoft rumored to use semi-custom AMD hardware inside of next-gen Surface products.

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Published Mon, Sep 16 2019 11:39 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:47 AM CST

A super-hot new rumor -- if true, could change things in a big way. Microsoft is reportedly eyeing off custom AMD silicon for its next-gen Surface devices, after years of exclusively using Intel hardware in its Surface devices.

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The next-gen Surface Laptop 2 could have AMD hardware inside, and would mark a large change for both Microsoft (to shift away from Intel) and for AMD (to have its tech good enough that Microsoft wants to use it in their products). It makes sense given that AMD is providing hardware to Microsoft for its next-gen Xbox Scarlett, too.

All of AMD's products it will provide Microsoft, be it for the Xbox Scarlett or next-gen Surface products, will be 7nm and use the Zen 2 CPU architecture and Navi GPU architecture.

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Microsoft has a new event in New York City right around the corner on October 2, which is where we should reportedly see "Project Centaurus" -- its foldable Surface PC that would run Android apps, expected in 2020.

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This could be the elusive, and exciting dual-screen product from Microsoft -- this won't have AMD hardware inside of it (or will it?) but we could see a new partnership between AMD and Microsoft announced at the event, too.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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