Surface Studio 2 benchmark pops up on Geekbench

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.

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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.

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