NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book


NVIDIA started Maxwell GPU Surface Book sales 1 October 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.48 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Maxwell GPU Surface Book's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Surface Book
Release date
1 October 2015

Technical specs

Maxwell GPU Surface Book's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Maxwell GPU Surface Book's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
954 MHz
Boost Clock
993 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm


Parameters of memory installed on Maxwell GPU Surface Book: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
Shared memory


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Maxwell GPU Surface Book. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
GeForce Experience

API support

APIs supported by Maxwell GPU Surface Book, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Maxwell GPU Surface Book. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark Ice Storm GPU


3DMark Cloud Gate GPU


3DMark Fire Strike Score


3DMark Fire Strike Graphics


3DMark 11 Performance GPU


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Maxwell GPU Surface Book is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Maxwell GPU Surface Book from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 5870, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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