Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics7.31% 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 Drive52.1% 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 (54%). 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
Memory1.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2736 x 1824 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160801
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:06
Run Duration247 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 54%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
32.9% Below average
SC Int 53.1
SC Float 58.6
SC Mixed 56.6
45% 56.1 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 147
36% 160 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 202
30% 198 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.9%
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 (81st percentile)
7.31% Terrible
Lighting 18.9
Reflection 23.5
Parallax 19.1
6% 20.5 fps
MRender 15.1
Gravity 17.5
Splatting 30.3
8% 21 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.31%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV128HCGR-000MV 128GB
14GB free
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 526
Write 91.1
Mixed 134
54% 250 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 10.5
66% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 70.8
DQ Mixed 42.1
58% 110 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
59.4% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 20.7
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 17
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 125
32% 125 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 64%
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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 2,012 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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