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New SB with Performance Base Benchmarks

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Hey guys, I picked up a i7/16/512/965 Surface Book last night, and thought I would throw some initial benchmarks out there as they were some what limited when I was researching. I will open with a complete screen shot of the Firestrike standard score. Folks had projected between 4200-4400 for the total score, but didn't include things like the graphics only score. As the total score includes CPU, and the SB uses a dual core CPU as opposed to a quad core, it can skew the score a bit. My system posted 4396 for the total score, and 5156 for the graphics score (see attached).

I will include some other bench marks and game results as I continue testing. Let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Update: Diablo 3 at 3000x2000 native resolution, all settings maxed: 64fps in multiple areas and in combat. It's actually the best I've seen the game look, the high contrast screen makes it amazing.
 

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flar

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Grrr... I get about 25fps at 3000x2000, didn't check if the settings were maxed, but it was a bit too stuttery to really play at that resolution. The sad thing is that there aren't any other 3:2 resolutions in the list so you either get letterboxing or stuttering... :(
 
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I'm looking at some of the results from the new MacBook Pro maxed out with the Polaris 460 and the new SB is about 20-25% faster in graphics performance. I really think the Surface team is on to something with this machine. Wouldn't surprise me if SB2 is designed to have modular bases for upgrades.
 

flar

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Getting tempted to upgrade, but want to wait for more changes. Meanwhile...

I noticed today on Amazon that the i7/16/512/dGPU model has a bundle sale price. $2799 for the computer, or $2699 bundle price for the computer plus dock - so I could get the new model with performance base for the same price as I paid for my 16/512 model last year plus they give me a free dock on top of it.

Tempting to upgrade. I'd be happier if I could get that at the local MS store, though...
 
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That's a pretty sweet deal at Amazon for sure. I did pick mine up from the MS store, at the time they had just received a new shipment of them in. Most of my other options were out of stock on it at the time.

Still really loving the machine, need to buy a dock for it though. I'm hoping someone has a deal on them black Friday.
 

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