Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 44.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.73% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive43.8% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 75% 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 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 3
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2160 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170426
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 07:53
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 21%
CPU Throttled 75%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
44.4% Average
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 81.9
SC Mixed 79.2
64% 80.3 Pts
QC Int 192
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 202
45% 200 Pts
MC Int 193
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 201
30% 200 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 44.4%
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 way above expectations (95th percentile)
4.73% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 15.5
Parallax 19.6
4% 15.5 fps
MRender 14.7
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 16.5
5% 12.6 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.73%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 mSATA 128GB
53GB free
Firmware: EXT41M0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 442
Write 131
Mixed 198
56% 257 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 7.2
57% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 18.1
DQ Write 62.2
DQ Mixed 22.9
23% 34.4 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
52.2% Above average
MC Read 17
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 17.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 17.4
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 82.8
48% 82.8 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 42%
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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 2,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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