Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 31.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.88% 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 Drive53.1% 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 (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 96% 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.
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory1.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime1 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:05
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 59%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i5-6300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
31.6% Below average
SC Int 17.7
SC Float 60.9
SC Mixed 57.5
36% 45.4 Pts
QC Int 133
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 137
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 185
27% 182 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4811
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
6.88% Terrible
Lighting 18.5
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 16.6
6% 19.2 fps
MRender 15
Gravity 16.3
Splatting 27.9
8% 19.7 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.88%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57MS4109 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 168 157 171 170 135 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 478
Write 297
Mixed 394
SusWrite 170
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 25.5
4K Mixed 19.9
64% 20.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22.3
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 25.8
35% 59.2 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 200%
iStorage diskAshur 500GB
334GB free, PID 0317
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 89 89 90 91 91 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
36.7% Below average
Read 87.5
Write 85
Mixed 32
SusWrite 88.6
97% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
53.4% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.9
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 16.4
SC Mixed 11.2
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 128
31% 128 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 81%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 2,064 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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