I am the type of users that just digs in and learns how to have fun and make good use of my Surface. I don't go looking for problems or worrying about benchmarks etc. With that said, if anyone would like me to identify some information about my i7 8 gig 512 gig Surface, I would be glad to help while it's still a new & fresh. I can tell you I bought into the Surface with the first RT, than the Surface Pro 1, than the Surface Pro 2, & now the Surface Pro 3. I have never heard a fan come on while using any of these. I must tell you I wear hearing aids and probably don't have the best of hearing even while wearing them. I also must tell you I am a simple man who has been servicing computers for 45 years. I say simple because I look for the simplest solutions to problems and use common sense & history of past problems to solve most of the problems I encounter. I have much to learn about the Surface and with your guys help I'll be very knowledgeable as time goes on. In most cases you would need to send me precise steps on how to obtain the information you would like me to try and obtain. I know a lot of people want to know about "throttling". I don't know how to measure throttling. I did download a program called CPU Z and will post a couple screen shots I took with my cell phone.