Microsoft Surface 2 benchmark test shows Tegra 4 behind the wheel

Microsoft Surface 2 benchmark test shows Tegra 4 behind the wheel
First thing that Microsoft has done with the sequel to the Microsoft Surface RT 2 is to remove the "RT". According to a published report on Wednesday out of Italy, the slate will now be known as the Microsoft Surface 2. We're waiting for the day when a smartphone or tablet manufacturer pulls a Prince and names a new device "!". Will the gang at Redmond keep the Microsoft Surface Pro moniker on the sequel to the more business oriented Microsoft slab? That is a question that will have to be answered down the road.

The Microsoft Surface RT 2 recently went through the ol' GFX benchmark test and it enabled us to make some early exit poll calls. As we told you last month, Microsoft is sticking with NVIDIA under the hood. This has been confirmed by the GFX test which revealed the Tegra 4 processor driving the slate, as we expected. The resolution of the glass on the sequel will be 1371 x 771 which compares to the 1366 x 768 seen on the OG model, which was powered by the Tegra 3 processor.

Based on information we passed along earlier this year, this could be just one variant of a Windows RT powered Microsoft Surface 2 slate. Microsoft is said to be working on a 7 inch model designed to go up against those pesky low priced Android slabs in that niche. That would include the Google Nexus 7 (2013) and the Amazon Kindle Fire.


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source: Webtrek.it

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23 Comments

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No high res screen, Microsoft will never learn..

2. papss unregistered

Oh stop the constant jabbing dude.. I do wonder why they chose to use that resolution though.. I think that if its software related then they need to hold out until gdr3 to release it. I hope they make it out of the same premium materials as the last.

4. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I agree. I really don't get why MS simply does not deliver the basics. I know that Surface is not based on WP8 but Windows 8.1. Still, this does not justify the lack of high resolution displays. At least they get it done for WP8 now.

20. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Stop your whining. The reason ms gets away with producing bs products is because of stupid consumers like you. The specs are horrible 4 a device in this price range. Just having a bastard version of windows isn't worth the premium price

10. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

WRONG , the first leaks of the Nokia tablet on that benchmark also had that same resolution, and now it has been announced it has 1920*1080.

15. papss unregistered

We get your point geez I hope we are wrong.. I'm the biggest m$ fan there is so yes I hope you are right

17. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

most likely is some kind of bug on that benchmark that recognizes 1371 x 771 instead of 1920*1080...

3. morpheusxp

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

They are gonna have to be very price conscious when releasing their new tab. Ultra high res displays cost ultra high dollars. I'm sure they're gonna wanna keep this second helping of Surface as close to 300 bucks as possible. Without losing their shirts again.

7. raghu67

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

android tabs with high res displays are available around the same price as surface.. then why not surface have a high res display... at this stage microsoft has to concentrate on establishing itself as a good alternative to android and apple.. then they can think of making money.. why cant they copy google's nexus program and come up with their own..

9. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Correct. Their fatal mistake with the last Surface is the Apple-esque price. They should strive for the cost to be similar to the Nexus line instead of Apple.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I agree +1

18. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Nexus pricing isn't going to happen. The manufacturer agrees to partner with Google knowing that they're getting margins only rivaling the prebuilt PC market (hint: low low low) I'm sure they'll bring it down competitively, but they can't sell it -that- low.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It's OK, its Still HD. I think Tegra 4 is also getting into action with MS.

11. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

WRONG , the first leaks of the Nokia tablet on that benchmark also had that same resolution, and now it has been announced it has 1920*1080.

14. papss unregistered

We get your point geez I hope we are wrong.. I'm the biggest m$ fan there is so yes I hope you are right

6. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

urgh tegra + low res... no thank you

12. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

WRONG , the first leaks of the Nokia tablet on that benchmark also had that same resolution, and now it has been announced it has 1920*1080.

13. papss unregistered

We get your point geez I hope we are wrong.. I'm the biggest m$ fan there is so yes I hope you are right

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I see another donation to the education system again. Not that its a bad thing, if they donated while still new they'd boost new young buyers interest, possibly.

19. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

MS did it again...1371x771 res screen...again no FHD...and then $500 price to make sure people don't buy it...what is wrong with MS!

21. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I think it has something to do with idiot consumers who except whatever crap products ms puts out & get mad at anyone who calls them on it

23. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

he first leaks of the Nokia tablet on that benchmark also had that same resolution, and now it has been announced it has 1920*1080. most likely is some kind of bug on that benchmark that recognizes 1371 x 771 instead of 1920*1080... i don't think that windows rt would even support that resolution...

22. taikucing unregistered

ouch my eyes... hahahaha...

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