Categories: News

The Surface Book Could Be Powered by an Nvidia 940M GPU

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.

Cernescu Andrei

Candrei is a writer for eTeknix who loves the latest technology news and gaming.

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

MSI Oculux NXG253R eSports Gaming Monitor Review

Typically, when I review a monitor, the bigger they are, the more expensive they are.…

11 hours ago

AMD Officially Unveils the Radeon RX 6600 XT

After months of speculation, it's finally here. Well, technically not quite yet, but as prior…

14 hours ago

Sources Claim Next-Gen AMD/Nvidia GPUs will Require 400-500 Watts!

It's not exactly a secret that graphics cards over recent years have become significantly more…

14 hours ago

Seagate Firecuda 530 Becomes First Official PS5 Compatible SSD

Earlier this week, Sony officially began rolling out its first software beta update for the…

14 hours ago

Renders of AMD AM5 Socket (Zen 4) Leak Online

It's been well speculated for several months now that with the launch of the new…

14 hours ago

Kingston FURY Beast 3600MHz 32GB DDR4 Review

It has been about a year since I reviewed some Kingston memory. Of course, back…

2 days ago