Microsoft Surface 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 20%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.93% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicrosoft Surface 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface 3
Memory0.5 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1280 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150309
Uptime9.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 07:18
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 2.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
20% Very poor
SC Int 39.4
SC Float 24
SC Mixed 29.8
25% 31.1 Pts
QC Int 125
QC Float 85.1
QC Mixed 100
24% 103 Pts
MC Int 116
MC Float 78.2
MC Mixed 95.4
15% 96.7 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20%
Great: 23%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics
Microsoft(1414 0009) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4424
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
1.93% Terrible
Lighting 4.5
Reflection 5.3
Parallax 6.2
2% 5.33 fps
MRender 4.8
Gravity 4.3
Splatting 7.2
2% 5.43 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.93%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hynix HCG8e 63GB
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0.3
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 30% Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 2 slots used
2GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
16.8% Very poor
MC Read 6.9
MC Write 7.8
MC Mixed 4.1
18% 6.27 GB/s
SC Read 2.6
SC Write 4.1
SC Mixed 2.3
9% 3 GB/s
Latency 246
16% 246 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 16.8%
Great: 22%
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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 316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface 3

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