Microsoft Surface 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 21.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.75% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicrosoft Surface 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface 3
Memory1.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1280 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150309
Uptime6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 03:09
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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 Atom x7-Z8700
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
21.9% Poor
SC Int 39.8
SC Float 23.6
SC Mixed 29.7
25% 31 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 93.6
QC Mixed 114
28% 121 Pts
MC Int 142
MC Float 91.3
MC Mixed 116
18% 117 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 23%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics
Microsoft(1414 0009) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
2.75% Terrible
Lighting 6.7
Reflection 8.1
Parallax 9.3
2% 8.03 fps
MRender 6.5
Gravity 6.6
Splatting 9.3
3% 7.47 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.75%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MDGAGC 125GB
26GB free
Firmware: 0.1
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 43% Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
25.4% Poor
MC Read 9.5
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 9.6
27% 9.6 GB/s
SC Read 2.8
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 4.4
12% 4.07 GB/s
Latency 163
24% 163 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 41%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Surface 3 Builds (Compare 267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 22%
Workstation 14%
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System: Microsoft Surface 3

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