Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.5% 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.
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.
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 14:44
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
56.3% Above average
SC Int 93.3
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 99.5
78% 98.1 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 258
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 247
36% 243 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
7.5% Terrible
Lighting 20.6
Reflection 22.7
Parallax 18.2
6% 20.5 fps
MRender 15.9
Gravity 17.3
Splatting 31.1
9% 21.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.5%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256HCHP-000MV 256GB
165GB free
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 19
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 17
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 88.1
45% 88.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 75%
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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 1,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Desktop 52%
Workstation 27%

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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