Surface Studio 2 benchmark pops up on Geekbench

Surface Studio
Surface Studio (Image credit: Windows Central)

We've heard rumblings for some time that a second-generation Surface Studio is in the works, being developed under the code name "Capitola." And now, the device may have made its first public appearance (of sorts) via a Geekbench benchmark.

The Geekbench listing, spotted initially on Reddit (via Windows Latest), doesn't give us a ton of information about the device, but it does provide a look at the processor and RAM on board. According to the benchmark, the model tested is running on an Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor with 32GB of RAM. In terms of scores, the Surface Studio 2 managed to hit a single-core score of 4,680 while scoring 15,915 on the multi-core test.

The choice of processor is curious, as one would expect Microsoft to make the move to one of Intel's 8th Gen chips. Regardless, a step up to the i7-7820HQ would provide a small boost in clock speed over the original Surface Studio's Core i7-6820HQ option. However, it's worth keeping in mind that all benchmarks should be taken with a requisite grain of salt, particularly when they appear before a device is even announced.

Core i7 Comparison

In any case, we may get a look at what Microsoft is cooking up as early as next week. The company is holding a mysterious Surface event on October 2, where we're largely expecting to see modest updates to the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. We're less certain that a second-generation Surface Studio is in the cards, but it remains a possibility.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Disappointing specs tbh. I hope they at least updated the pen. Probably one of the most important parts of this device for creatives.
    But let's wait and see. Maybe it's just fake.
  • Ha ha ha. Must be a joke. But knowing Microsoft lately, it may be true.
  • It's actually Very similar approach To the original Surface Studio. But it'll probably be 8 Gen
  • I can't imagine MS using a 7 gen i7 UNLESS they want to sell a mobile i9 version.
  • Perhaps a low cost version?
  • That better be the case, for their sake. Microsoft cannot afford self-inflicted bad press for their newest products.
  • Wow. Now that is disappointing