Hi people! So right now this is my second day with the V and I would like to share my first impressions with you. I don’t like writing long texts so I’ll try to make it short and sweet.
I unboxed the tablet with my sister and it felt like it was christmas. We were really pleased with the unboxing experience. The box was in a crystal clean condition. They’ve put a “fragile” sticker on it so I guess they took good care of it. The bubble wrap and the boxes were all intact.
The tablet itself:
It felt alot heavier than I expected. Might be hard to use as tablet mode
I was skeptical at first because it would go all the way down like the Surface Pro, but after trying it’s fair enough for me for note taking and drawing.
Very good and sharp, nothing to say about it.
I didn’t test it yet.
The pen is acting wierd for me. The jitter is a little out of control, it jitters even with fast strokes. I tried the Surface Pro 4 pen and it was even worse. I recorded the issue at 240fps with my Google Pixel so you guys can see in depth
[ Gif about pen performance coming soon ]
Hard to catch half of the time. I put my finger too low when I try to connect because there’s no way to tell where exactly the power button is. I’ll try to see if I can practice that
Not amazing, just okay.
Pretty snappy when browsing the net. I’m using Microsoft Edge here. No plans to use Chrome or Firefox on it. I’ll leave those browsers for desktops. Anything CPU intensive feels slower but that’s okay. The processor had a really hard time keeping a stable clock speed and I think that’s why the M3 version performs much better than the i5 or i7
Notebookcheck quotes: “A glance at the sensors shows that with this modification, the CPU temperature immediately jumps to about 100 °C (212 °F), resulting in a reduction of the clock speed to 2.1 to 2.2 GHz.”
And that’s exactly what happened to me also. The clock speed goes down to 2.1Ghz and the temp immediately goes down to 73°C. I have to find a way for the processor to turbo boost up to a certain clock speed and maintain something like around 85°C, maximum 90°C under load instead of boost up and hitting 100°C within seconds. When this happened, my Cinebench test result for multi was only 213 points…
So far it’s amazing! I’ve tested one of the game I made in 6 weeks and I had an average of 100-130fps while playing. For comparison, I’ve tested the same build of the game on a Ryzen 7 1700x and a GTX 1060 and I had an average of 95-110fps.
Results for Contra Reboot ( student project )
Eve V with GTX 1070: 100-130fps
Ryzen 1700x with GTX 1060: 95-100fps
i7 3770k with GTX 560: 25-35fps
i7 4970k with GTX 760: 55-65fps
i7 4770 with GTX 960: 70-80fps
i7 4800MQ with Radeon m290x: 40-48fps
So far so good.
What I plan to test next during the weekend:
- Cinebench r15 with proper CPU settings. (I will need help for this one)
- Photoshop pen performance with and without eGPU
- Substance Designer and Painter
- Unreal Engine 4
- Autodesk Maya and 3DS Max
- Zbrush 4R8
- [ Insert your request here ]