Surface Go

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  1. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Turbo BABY!

    It's not an Arm cpu but I'll take it. LTE version had better be available at launch.
     
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    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    I did some more digging and it sure looks like there is LTE planned out of the gate. Out of the suspect 17 entries, I see seven "OEMRX OEMRX Product Name EV1 LTE" in the Geekbench database. That one run that Windows Latest stumbled on is an abysmal, abnormal run likely with programs running in the background. In a normal test run at full tilt, its Core m3-8100y is actually places it at an A10X (iPad Pro 2017) in single-threaded performance and between a A10 (iPad 2019) and A10X (iPad Pro 2017) in multi-threaded performance.

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    Sources:
    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cp...X+OEMRX+Product+Name+EV1&sort=multicore_score
    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/13518796?baseline=12912161
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Interesting.
    I hope it's true as it would provide a decent bump over the current Pentium Gold without killing battery life.

    The only thing that makes it a bit uncertain is that it's listed as a Kaby Lake part. We have heard (though I want to emphasize not officially) that there are ice lake derivative m series processors coming with the biggest benefit being improved graphics

    It's also possible that it is the new chip and that the speed tool just isn't fully updated yet to recognize the new chip, which is common.
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...In a normal test run...its Core m3-8100y...places it at an A10X (iPad Pro 2017) in single-threaded performance and between a A10 (iPad 2019) and A10X (iPad Pro 2017) in multi-threaded performance...>>

    ...OK, SERIOUSLY...??? We've gotten to the point where we're characterizing performance using iPads as the standard...???

    PS: Check out this recent article on design convergence:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/11/20860448/apple-ipad-surface-like-keyboard-report

    (Courtesy of theVerge site)
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Agreed. The fast ascendance of Apple's A series chips proves that Steve Jobs was right about one more thing which is that only when you are fully in control of the entire experience can you deliver the best experience. The A-series chips are even further ahead of the rest of ARM vendors too. Of course to get the A-series you are locked to Apple and vice versa
     
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    So much this !!!!
    We always tell our customers to test themselves on their own workload to get the truest picture. Benchmarks are fine as a reference point but they shouldn't be treated as gospel.

    Sadly most of the gadget sites do just that, often without fully understanding what the benchmark actually does.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    For those of us who were willing to live with the limitations of an Atom in order to have a 10" device, the m3 is nearly the holy grail. Almost all of us who acquired the Go secretly wished that there was a core M in there.

    Sure, benchmarks can be faked and are inaccurate, but the m3 turbos all the way up to 3.4ghz.:thumbsup: It should run rings around the Pentium Gold, which, honestly, has been okay as a CPU. Turbo BABY!:vbeek: With LTE out of the box and rumored increased battery life, the Go becomes an even greater stand-alone system for those of us who think less is more.:hi:

    Now, time to wish for an AMOLED display.:vbbiggrin:
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    And let's not forget a way lower price ;)
     
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