Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 22.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.74% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive45% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Pro 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 3
Memory0.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2160 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170426
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 18:22
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i5-4300U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
22.5% Poor
SC Int 51
SC Float 34
SC Mixed 22.7
29% 35.9 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 134
QC Mixed 130
29% 129 Pts
MC Int 125
MC Float 132
MC Mixed 127
19% 128 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 45%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Microsoft(1414 0005) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4568
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
3.74% Terrible
Lighting 9.5
Reflection 9.2
Parallax 13.9
3% 10.9 fps
MRender 12.7
Gravity 5.4
Splatting 12
4% 10 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.74%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 mSATA 128GB
40GB free
Firmware: EXT42M0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
45% Average
Read 462
Write 86
Mixed 134
49% 227 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 11.1
68% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 16.8
DQ Write 44.9
DQ Mixed 8.77
13% 23.5 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9CCNNN8JTMLAR-NTM 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
26.9% Poor
MC Read 8
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 8.3
26% 9 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 8.9
23% 8.13 GB/s
Latency 107
37% 107 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 56%
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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 3 Builds (Compare 1,504 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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