Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 48.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics6.97% 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 Drive178% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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
SystemMicrosoft Surface Pro 4  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 4
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2736 x 1824 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 20:46
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 59%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
48.7% Average
SC Int 61.4
SC Float 67.7
SC Mixed 74.1
54% 67.7 Pts
QC Int 225
QC Float 256
QC Mixed 242
54% 241 Pts
MC Int 222
MC Float 241
MC Mixed 243
35% 235 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.7%
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 above expectations (76th percentile)
6.97% Terrible
Lighting 18
Reflection 22.8
Parallax 18.1
6% 19.6 fps
MRender 15.2
Gravity 15.9
Splatting 29.2
8% 20.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 6.97%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 TO NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
203GB free
Firmware: 57MS4109 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
178% Outstanding
Read 1,374
Write 944
Mixed 1,206
261% 1,175 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 50.6
170% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 133
136% 225 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 178%
Great: 213%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 20.4
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.2
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 86.5
46% 86.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 63.2%
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 2,446 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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