The Surface Book Could Be Powered by an Nvidia 940M GPU
Cernescu Andrei / 2 years ago
Ever since Microsoft has announced the Surface Book officially, people have been curious about its exact specs, and while we do know that Microsoft’s new laptop is going to offer about twice the power of an Apple MacBook Pro, we don’t know exactly what Nvidia GPU it will include into its keyboard base. Fortunately, several users have already tried to solve this mystery, and even though we still don’t know an exact model, we definitely know what to expect power-wise. Some users went into Microsoft’s retail stores and opened up Nvidia’s Control Panel on some demo units while others ran GPU-Z on the same laptops in order to find some juicy details regarding the GPU’s CUDA core count and operating frequencies. It looks like the Surface Book will actually boast a Nvidia 940M GPU or at least something similar, as the GPU features a base clock 954 MHz, a boost clock of 993 MHz as well as 384 CUDA cores, 16 ROPs, 32 TMUs.
As far as memory goes, we’re looking at 1GB of GDDR5 memory and a 64-bit bus that ensures a bandwidth of 40.08 GB/s. Even though the Nvidia 940M is a relatively low-end card, it’s still quite decent for a device that can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. When compared to the Intel Iris Graphics 6100 that powers the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Nvidia’s GPU will definitely provide more power, but we’ll just have to wait for Microsoft to confirm the exact model in order to make a proper comparison.