Surface Pro 3 processors detailed

We now have more details about what exactly is inside the new Surface Pro 3. While we have the general specs for every model of the Surface Pro 3, we have some more information on exactly which processor models can be found in the device. The Surface Pro 3 is available in different configurations with Intel's i3, i5, and i7 Haswell processors, and the exact processors have been uncovered by Ed Bott at ZDNet:

The model that Microsoft showed off at its press event on May 20 contains an i5-4300U processor, running at a clock speed of 1.9 GHz and Turbo boost up to 2.9 GHz, with HD4400 graphics. (This is the same processor used in the Surface Pro 2.) It's available in two configurations, one with 4GB of memory and 128 GB of storage and the other with 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of storage. Both configurations will ship in the U.S. and Canada on June 20 and will be available worldwide in August.

The base model, with 64 GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, will sport a 1.5 GHz i3-4020Y process, which features Intel HD Graphics 4200.

Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line model has a i7-4650U processor running at 1.7 GHz, though it has a maximum Turbo speed of 3.3 GHz and HD5000 graphics.

The i3 model can reportedly drive two 1920 x 1200 displays at 60 Hz, while both the i5 and i7 models can drive two 2880 x 1800 monitors at 60 Hz. Monitors will need to support Mini DisplayPort to connect to the Surface.

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Source: ZDNet

Joseph Keller