Microsoft Surface Laptop

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics6.37% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive55.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 92% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Laptop  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2256 x 1504 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 19:27
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-7200U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
43.2% Average
SC Int 46.7
SC Float 61.9
SC Mixed 67.7
47% 58.8 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 213
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 197
32% 217 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 620 (Mobile Kaby Lake)
Microsoft(1414 0025) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6136
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
6.37% Terrible
Lighting 20.8
Reflection 25.5
Parallax 22.9
7% 23.1 fps
MRender 20.2
Gravity 19.2
Splatting 0.1
6% 13.2 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.37%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDPEBKF256G7 256GB
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PBF114N
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 328 115 256 106 63 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Read 296
Write 299
Mixed 297
SusWrite 174
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 19.5
78% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 258
181% 229 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9CCNNNBLTBLAR-NUD 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
58.3% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 12.7
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 140
29% 140 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 68%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Surface Laptop Builds (Compare 375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Laptop

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