Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 46.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.07% 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 Drive61.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (56%). 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.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Pro 4  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 4
Memory0.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2736 x 1824 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 23:55
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 56%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
46.4% Average
SC Int 71
SC Float 76.6
SC Mixed 76.7
60% 74.8 Pts
QC Int 195
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 220
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 220
32% 217 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0015) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4627
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
7.07% Terrible
Lighting 18.3
Reflection 21.4
Parallax 17.3
6% 19 fps
MRender 16.2
Gravity 16.7
Splatting 28.4
8% 20.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.07%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV128HCGR-000MV 128GB
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 600
Write 153
Mixed 243
72% 332 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 11.1
86% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 25.4
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 73
61% 84.4 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 94%
Generic- USB3.0 CRW -SD 128GB
57GB free, PID 090c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 88.4
Write 81.6
Mixed 65.8
98% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 8.45
4K Write 3.16
4K Mixed 2.11
211% 4.57 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 18.9
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 91.2
44% 91.2 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 61.5%
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 3,582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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