Surface Laptop 4 processors tech overview

Surface Laptop 4 is designed to provide commercial customers with a rich set of device options to help decision makers better align device procurement goals with increasingly specific role requirements. Compared with Surface Laptop 3:

  • Surface Laptop 4 equipped with AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface Edition processors provides superior multi-threading performance making it a great choice for information workers needing better multitasking capabilities.
  • Surface Laptop 4 equipped with 11th gen Intel® Core™ processors provide a stronger GPU and faster single threaded performance, making it a great choice for developers, researchers, data scientists and the like - especially when paired with the greater memory and storage offered in the top end Intel SKU.

Choice of SKU depends on customer priorities:

  • If multi-threaded app performance and longer battery life is a top priority, Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processors is a good choice.
  • If faster single threaded performance is more important, along with options for greater memory and storage, Surface Laptop 4 with Intel 11th gen core processors is a good choice.

To learn more, see Surface Laptop 4 for Business.

Processor tech specs

Surface Laptop 4 13.5”

  • Quad Core 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1145G7 processor
  • Quad Core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4680U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics Microsoft Surface Edition (6 cores)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4980U Mobile Processor with Radeon Graphics Microsoft Surface Edition (8 cores)

Surface Laptop 4 15”

  • Quad Core 11th Gen Intel Core™ i7-1185G7 processor
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4980U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics Microsoft Surface Edition (8 cores)

11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 in Surface Laptop 4

Feature i5-1145G7 i7-1185G7
Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
Max turbo frequency 4.40 GHz 4.80 GHz
Cache 8 MB Intel Smart Cache 12 MB Intel Smart Cache
Bus speed 4 GT/s 4 GT/s
Max memory size 16 GB 32 GB
Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Max memory channels 2 2

For general information about the Intel processors in Surface Laptop 4, see:

AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors

Feature AMD Ryzen 5 4680U AMD Ryzen 7 4980U
CPU cores 6 8
Threads 12 16
GPU cores 7 8
Base clock 2.1 GHz 2.0 GHz
Max boost clock 4.0 GHz 4.4 GHz
Total L2 cache 3 MB 4 MB
Total L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
CMOS TSMC 7nm FinFET TSMC 7nm FinFET
Package FP6 FP6
PCI Express® Version 3.0 3.0
Default TDP / TDP 15W 15W
Max Temps 105C 105 C

For general information about AMD processors in Surface Laptop 4, see AMD Ryzen

Surface Laptop 4 SKUs

Configuration Processor GPU
R5/8/256GB AMD Ryzen 5 4680U Mobile Processor with Microsoft Surface Edition Radeon™ Graphics
i5/8/256GB 11th Gen Intel Core i5 1145G7 processor Intel Iris® Xe Graphics
R5/16/256GB AMD Ryzen 5 4680U Mobile Processor with Microsoft Surface Edition Radeon Graphics
i5/8/512GB 11th Gen Intel Core i5 1145G7 processor Intel Iris Xe Graphics
i5/16/512GB 11th Gen Intel Core i5 1145G7 processor Intel Iris Xe Graphics
i7/16/256GB 11th Gen Intel Core i7 1185G7 processor Intel Iris Xe Graphics
R7/16/512GB AMD Ryzen 7 4980U Mobile Processor with Microsoft Surface Edition Radeon Graphics
i7/16/512GB 11th Gen Intel Core i7 1185G7 processor Intel Iris Xe Graphics
i7/32/1TB 11th Gen Intel Core i7 1185G7 processor Intel Iris Xe Graphics

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