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  1. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Seems to happen when the SB gets really hot.
    That's what I've seen other people say. One person on the MS forums waited too long and the screen cracked.. and MS wouldn't replace it under warranty. I think I'd get it replaced, if it were mine. It sounds like it happens more with the i7 models, too.
    08-08-2016 04:08 PM
  2. VelJharig's Avatar
    My general strategy is to set resolution around 720p to 1450x900, or sometimes 1080p for less intensive games, start with low settings, bump up the texture quality to medium, and go from there. I tend to focus on full game experiences where the combat is less twitch and either a bit slower or more strategic than an FPS shooter. I've got the following running in playable states (for the most part):

    - The Witcher 3
    - Elder Scrolls Online
    - Dragon Age Inquisition
    - Torment: Tides of Numenera
    - Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor
    - Ori and the Blind Forest
    - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (this one is new... it's running around 15 FPS currently... still tweaking)
    - And technically... Star Citizen (only Arena Commander... the PU isn't really playable due to framerate issues)
    08-29-2016 01:26 PM
  3. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    My general strategy is to set resolution around 720p to 1450x900, or sometimes 1080p for less intensive games, start with low settings, bump up the texture quality to medium, and go from there. I tend to focus on full game experiences where the combat is less twitch and either a bit slower or more strategic than an FPS shooter. I've got the following running in playable states (for the most part):

    - The Witcher 3
    - Elder Scrolls Online
    - Dragon Age Inquisition
    - Torment: Tides of Numenera
    - Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor
    - Ori and the Blind Forest
    - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (this one is new... it's running around 15 FPS currently... still tweaking)
    - And technically... Star Citizen (only Arena Commander... the PU isn't really playable due to framerate issues)
    I agree. lowering the resolution gets you a lot in favor of performance and since the SB is so small anyway its not bad on the eyes at lower resolution. I don't mind playing at 720 if it will give me room to play on medium or high.
    08-29-2016 03:48 PM
  4. khehl's Avatar
    how can you guys play games? My CPU and Memory goes crazy when watching a youtube video. My computer was working so hard streaming a show on a random site that it crashed.

    i have the i5, 256gb, 8gb, Nvidia model
    10-11-2016 11:09 PM
  5. Jezza's Avatar
    You must have something eating up resources in the background, that doesn't sound right at all.
    10-16-2016 01:20 PM
  6. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Anyone try the new Skyrim yet?
    11-12-2016 12:56 PM
  7. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Just realized I never gave an update. I ended up getting a new Surface Book. The screen discoloration has gotten way out of hand. I really wish Microsoft would let me upgrade the base so I could game a little harder. Hopefully they change that policy.
    11-12-2016 01:06 PM
  8. PhalanxPunx's Avatar
    I've been playing WoW Legion for a couple days now on the SB with Performance Base and runs really, really well. Using the recommended setting from GeForce Experience the visuals are amazing and I'm usually around 65 FPS.
    11-15-2016 03:04 PM
  9. Reckhenge's Avatar
    Playing COC using my Andoid device.
    11-16-2016 06:57 AM
  10. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Playing COC using my Andoid device.
    This is um, for games being played on the Surface Book. =P
    Reckhenge likes this.
    11-16-2016 11:31 AM
  11. Reckhenge's Avatar
    This is um, for games being played on the Surface Book. =P
    Glad to know about it.
    11-20-2016 05:16 AM
  12. Riddick1977's Avatar
    Hi will warhammer play on the surface book and what graphic settings do you recommend? And what's the best frame rate I should expect?

    Cheers
    Jono
    12-23-2016 04:39 AM
  13. slickxsparkie's Avatar
    I play games on ULTRA LOW settings on my Surface Pro (Gen 1). Anything better than that is an upgrade to me :D
    12-23-2016 06:37 AM
  14. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I've been playing WoW Legion for a couple days now on the SB with Performance Base and runs really, really well. Using the recommended setting from GeForce Experience the visuals are amazing and I'm usually around 65 FPS.
    Microsoft is seriously missing out on cash not letting us upgrade our base. I would easily buy the performance base if I could.
    12-23-2016 09:19 AM
  15. Riddick1977's Avatar
    Hi what frame rates do people get on witcher 3 and what settings should I use on the 1st gen SB
    05-18-2017 03:01 PM
  16. Durahl's Avatar
    Forza Horizon 3 - GeForce Experience settings - @1504x1000 - Very playable
    Diablo 3 RoS - GeForce Experience settings - @1504x1000 - Very playable
    DOOM 2016 - Lowest of the lowest settings - @720p - Long loading times / unplayable
    Fortnite - The only other game I currently play but haven't tested it yet.

    The 3:2 1504x1000 though requires a registry hack/edit.
    08-10-2017 07:39 AM
  17. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Hi what frame rates do people get on witcher 3 and what settings should I use on the 1st gen SB
    Haven't played it in forever but I was getting decent frames on low with hair works and stuff off.

    Sent from mTalk
    08-26-2017 10:28 AM
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