Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 37.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.38% 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.
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 (34%). 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.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Pro 4  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 4
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2736 x 1824 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161219
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:39
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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 2.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
37.4% Below average
SC Int 67.1
SC Float 69.4
SC Mixed 66.8
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 182
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 168
42% 183 Pts
MC Int 135
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 182
25% 171 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0015) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4463
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
6.38% Terrible
Lighting 9.1
Reflection 21.8
Parallax 19.3
4% 16.7 fps
MRender 15.8
Gravity 16.4
Splatting 29.3
8% 20.5 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.38%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256HCHP-000MV 256GB
190GB free
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Poor: 50% Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
43.5% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 14.1
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 10.6
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 113
35% 113 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Pro 4 Builds (Compare 1,814 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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