Surface Pro 7 Discussion Thread (October 2019)

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The intel utility might be good assuming it's been updated. It's notorious for giving goofy results if the version is older than the hardware you are running on.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Are you SURE you are in the right forum - people around here postpone birthdays, weddings, funerals, and childbirth rather than wait a day to open a new geek toy...:eek:
     
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  3. ile

    ile Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hahaha, one of my colleagues asked me "WTF, why didn't you leave everything alone - that would've been appropriate on how excited you were" :p
    Actually, yes, I'm very sure to be at the right place and therefore I totally understand your reaction :D :D
    I had to discipline myself a lot, that's for sure :D
     
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    Intel XTU should work; also even simpler is throttlestop Link:https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-throttlestop/
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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  7. ile

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    So, finally, after installing every update, my first impressions:

    - I still cannot do proper benchmarks as the Windows module installer is constantly working...

    - first cinebench R15 on battery with 'best performance' mode: only 267 pts?! Is that to be expected on battery? Ok, maybe something was working in the background as mentioned. But I looked at CPU clocks and it barely went above 1,4 Ghz. Would not be a deal breaker for me, but didn't expect that either if the mode is called 'sacrifice battery for best performance' - doesn't make sense to me...

    - display bright and really nice to look at

    - the kickstand is slightly loose forwards/backwards to 2-3 degrees at any angle - is that standard?

    - I have a 0.1 mm imperfection where the antenna band ends: the plastic strip juts a bit to the outside. But it's ever so minimal - I guess within tolerance?

    - It looks sooo beautiful!!!
     
  8. ile

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    I'm starting to wonder if my unit is buggy. On battery the whole cinebench loop was only running with
    1,05 GHz, the device was not particularly hot before, and it had only 70% CPU consumption despite 8 threads running in Cinebench. What's going wrong here?

    I used 'best performance' slider - do I have to disable anything else?
     
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  10. ile

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    Latest observations:

    - on battery, it does cycle between 2.1 and 2.6 GHz on load. Just when using Cinebench, it doesn't

    - Intel XTU is not supported on this platform, I can't install it
     
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