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    Anyone experiencing any performance issues with their Surface? I am having a couple but cant figure out if they are the games or the system. Most everything runs fast and fluid except for 2 games so far:

    Jetpack Joyride
    Hydro Thunder

    Both of these games run at low frame rates on my Surface. Especially Hydro Thunder. If I configure the options in Hydro Thunder to low textures the game runs fine but I think the Tegra 3 should run this game T default settings without any issue. My 5 year old Dell m1530 laptop runs both games flawlessly with Windows 8 Pro installed.

    Anyone seeing anything like this? I even tried having no programs running in the background. Nothing seems to help.

    Thanks!
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    I think it's the games themselves are not optimized to run well on it. Even cut the rope has problems and it can be ran on a toaster. I expect to see a lot of game patches.
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    Yea, Microsoft needs to get with the quality control on apps and not let garbage make it into the system just to increase numbers.

    Having said that my games run fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    I think it's the games themselves are not optimized to run well on it. Even cut the rope has problems and it can be ran on a toaster. I expect to see a lot of game patches.
    Totally agree. I think the same can be said about the system itself as well. I can see quite a few adjustments coming to RT in the coming months.
    My next phone...
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    The Surface did get slow when I had a bunch of apps open in the background. After I figured out how to close them, by dragging from the top of the screen to the bottom, things got better. Pinball FX2 would run really sluggish in portrait mode, after I closed some apps it got a lot better, but sometimes it still doesn't feel as responsive as it should be.

    I'm sure there are going to be some performance tweaks for RT. I thought about disabling some live tiles... but it's a bit of a let down for a new device full of Xbox branding.
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    gameplay with the surface seems very good for me, but I find all of the menu pages to be very slow.
    Phones: Nokia Lumia Icon, Nokia Lumia 928, HTC Windows Phone 8x, HTC Trophy
    PMP: Zune HD 32, Zune 80, Zune 4, Zune 30
    Tablet: Surface 2, Surface for Windows RT

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