1. Riddick1977's Avatar
    Just upgraded to the surface book performance base yesterday and just wanting to know what games you guy play on it and graphics settings please :)
    06-10-2017 12:11 AM
  2. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    Just upgraded to the surface book performance base yesterday and just wanting to know what games you guy play on it and graphics settings please :)
    I don't actually have one but I am also curious because a SB w/PB & J is seriously on my radar. I need the price to drop just a hair.
    06-10-2017 12:35 AM
  3. Curious_Al's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I have a question regarding gaming on the surface book while connected to an external monitor.

    If the lid is closed, will the application that was meant to use the nvidia graphics still uses it or does it use the intel one?

    I'm asking because I've noticed when playing it with the lid closed. I get good amount of frame rates for a few minutes and then it drops.
    06-18-2017 10:03 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    06-19-2017 02:41 PM
  5. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    I don't think that is the same one. That's an i5 with the 940m. Performance Base model should be i7 with the 965M which are, apparently, night and day different performance.
    06-27-2017 10:21 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't think that is the same one. That's an i5 with the 940m. Performance Base model should be i7 with the 965M which are, apparently, night and day different performance.
    Oh whoops! I thought there were only two GPUs (integrated and the Nvidia) available for the Surface Book.
    06-27-2017 05:14 PM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Originally it was, but the performance base packs a stronger GPU and more battery.
    06-27-2017 06:23 PM
  8. shaneyao's Avatar
    watchdog2, gta5, fallout4, with nvidia geforce experience made the setting. Works fine, though the book is very hot and fans maybe a little noisy after 20minutes.
    The base just blow hot wind to the bottom of the screen which made me afraid if it will harm if play for too long
    07-13-2017 04:26 AM
  9. DQuiLon's Avatar
    Oh whoops! I thought there were only two GPUs (integrated and the Nvidia) available for the Surface Book.
    I have been surprised at what my Surface Book (i7, 16, 512, dGPU first generation) is able to handle....

    At FHD I can run Outlast 2, Alien Isolation, Dying Light, BioShock Infinite, The Witness... and some other games extremely well... (medium Quality)

    I know those games are not recent (except Outlast 2) but it really performs well, and I would imagine the one with NVidia 965M to blow it away... so you will have no issues
    07-17-2017 02:13 PM
  10. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I have a question regarding gaming on the surface book while connected to an external monitor.

    If the lid is closed, will the application that was meant to use the nvidia graphics still uses it or does it use the intel one?

    I'm asking because I've noticed when playing it with the lid closed. I get good amount of frame rates for a few minutes and then it drops.
    It will still use the NVidia card if you want it to. You can make it use either card anytime you want.

    Sent from mTalk
    08-26-2017 09:24 AM
  11. Curious_Al's Avatar
    ok but is there any reason why the frame rates would just drop very low all of a sudden.

    For example when playing Counterstrike Global Offensive with the surface book lid closed and connected to external monitor. In the beginning I will get for example over 100 fps then after a few minutes it will drop to like 30-40 fps. It's as if it somehow switched to the intel graphics.

    It's either that or it's due to excessive heat I'm not too sure.

    Playing with the lid open however gives no issues.
    09-11-2017 04:31 AM

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