Surface Laptop 4 Gaming AMD vs Intel
As you can see, I have got two laptops with me and these are the surface laptop for laptops now right here. On my right hand, side that is the AMD version and over here on the left in silver, is the Intel version now were going to be comparing both of them in terms of gaming thats. What were going to be focusing on in this video? Now, if you havent watched this channel before or youre catching us for the first time, go ahead and hit that subscribe, button, notification, icon and lets go ahead and enjoy this video. So the surface laptop 4 is the latest surface laptop from Microsoft and, as you can see, it keeps its traditional styling in terms of variants. As I mentioned, you can get either an AMD version or an Intel version, and they come in either 13 or 15 inches. What you see here right here in my hands, is the 15 inch surface laptop, which is, is cool its nice. Its got a really nice way to we had about 3.5 pounds, or so also is a touch screen so Im navigating both of them with the touchscreen, which is great and youve, got this nice keyboard layout and an awesome trackpad, something that Microsoft has done pretty well. I think in terms of design, uh interface, it kind of looks and feels the same, its familiar, which is not a bad thing, but I think, maybe its time for that refresh on the surface laptop now in terms of ports, you do have a USB type c Port, on the left hand, side as well as also a USB, a port, a larger one and, on the right hand, side.
There is that proprietary charging dock, which is nice if you are in part of the surface family line and its cool, to see that its still there. But I think its time to kind of move away from that, especially if they, at least if they release the the next surface, light kind of move away into just purely usbcs. Now you can charge this USBC so not to worry. You can still charge that if you dont have your office laptop charger, so now lets delve into specs. What do we have here with both devices? So both of them are, of course, 15 inches in terms of specs. The AMD version is running the ryzen 749 edu with the RX Graphics, while the Intel version is running the Intel Core, i7, 1185 G7, with of course, a iris XC Graphics. So youve got that built in there. Both of them are 16 gigabytes of RAM. Both of them have 512 gigabytes of storage. So do you gain with this kind of devices? No its, not something you do on. You know on a regular basis, but if you decide to game what will you be gaming on, so I decided to look at two games specifically and those were fortnite and OverWatch, because I felt those two would run quite well on these systems now were going to Start off with uh fortnite on the AMD version of the surface laptop 4., were we able to run the game at 60? Frames per second resolution was 1620 by 1080.
I would be at 1080p resolution there on the device, as well as the settings where medium now, if you do the auto set, it will give you high, but medium was the best settings for it, and the AMD version ran really well. It ran close to 60 frames per second dipped, a little bit down, maybe to like 55, but pretty much was close to 60. All the way, through its good, to see that some really great performance now moving over here to the Intel version and on the Intel version. We also ran the same settings, which were of course 1620 by 1080 and also set at medium, and it ran also at close to 60 frames per second. It did. It did dip a little bit lower, sometimes in comparison, but nothing too much to say its out of the contrary. There and, I would say both of them run fortnite pretty well. So, if youre thinking of playing fortnite, not a problem, so the next game is OverWatch. Now this is a game I sorely am terrible at Im. Gon na put it out there, youre gon na, see gameplay that will insult you, youll be pissed, youll be angry. Daniel was crying while I was playing, but anyway for OverWatch. We played OverWatch at the 1920 by 1080 uh at medium settings on the AMD version and were getting close to about 55 frames per second, its really solid, gameplay, look good. It graphically looked really nice on the system and the RX Graphics did a really good job.
So I had no issues with that whatsoever and we moved over to the Intel version here and sorry guys. My gameplay did not get any better. I mean I kind of lasted a little longer, but I was aiming at the wrong people like that Daniel was disgusted. Thats pretty much what it is, but settings were still the same medium 1920×1080 and we also ran close about 55 frames. A second so again, performance was pretty similar with both and I didnt see any variation here now when it comes to temperatures after gaming, the MD version, while measuring temperatures at the back of the device, was about 100 and 607. The front of the device initially stated. 100, but also had cooled off a little bit so its closer to what we saw in the back so Ill say its about 106 degrees for the AMD version, the Intel version after gaming I was 100 and 607 degrees, but front and back and quite interesting. The interestingly, while playing a while gaming on both devices, temperatures were also around the same, which is pretty good. I mean to me it kind of says that Microsoft has built a device using different chipsets able to get the same performance and also able to get similar temperatures, which means its a almost a balanced product across the board. So thats a good thing now uh. What about, of course, battery life thats really important? Now, while youre gaming, you got to be plugged in honestly because youre not going to get any kind of good performance on of that, but I did run a battery test and this is very unscientific.
Now. Microsoft says for um the. If I, if I actually take a look here, lets see what the uh battery life hours are for the ryzen 7 up to 17.5 hours of battery life for the core i7 up to 16.5 hours of battery life. There are different ways they measure this, but I did my own little battery test very simple. I put both devices the displays at 50 brightness, I put the volume at 50 and I ran a 10 hour uh video of basically just a fireplace and Id. Let it go and, as you can see, with the timer there, you can see going back and forth. It looked like the AMD version was draining battery a little faster and from that the AMD. Basically, uh died off at around 8 hours and 26 minutes, which is quite interesting, nothing close to that 17 hours, while the uh, the Intel version, died around eight hours and roughly 46 47 minutes. So in terms of battery life, with my own very unprofessional test, I was able to to get those numbers and the Intel version lasted a little bit longer and also drained less than the AMD version now. The other thing to note is that, while I have used them separately, Ive gotten at least over 10 hours of battery life, just on my daily routine start from the web um just kind of using a day to day without gaming, I can get more than 10 Hours about 10 to 11 hours on each device, but that battery drain test showed which actually had a longer battery life.
For me, I think overall, though, if youre looking to game, both devices give you a very solid experience and I think youre going to enjoy that. The other thing you can do. Gaming, wise is Jump an Xbox game pass on your of course, your Microsoft Surface, laptop and start gaming through the web, of course, that doesnt drain any battery life, but its pretty easy and if youre, using the edge browser, you can pin it as an app and Thats, a really fun experience so thats, something else you can do if you dont want to go ahead and make this run hard. You can literally just play on Game, Pass play for its Horizon. Like me, I almost win the race or lose, and you dont have to drain your battery life all right guys there. It is, that is gaming on the surface laptop for the Intel version and the AMD version seriously. Both are the same and you cant go wrong with either one.