Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 47.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.36% 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 Drive74% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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 Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 05:43
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 17%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 (57th percentile)
47.2% Average
SC Int 79.6
SC Float 82.9
SC Mixed 82.7
65% 81.7 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 217
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 194
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 219
32% 215 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4811
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
7.36% Terrible
Lighting 19.1
Reflection 22.3
Parallax 17.6
6% 19.7 fps
MRender 17.6
Gravity 17.6
Splatting 28.6
9% 21.3 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.36%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV128HCGR-000MV 128GB
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
74% Very good
Read 625
Write 147
Mixed 229
72% 334 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 19.6
110% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 81
86% 144 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 74%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 24.6
MC Mixed 21.2
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 18.5
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 96.9
41% 96.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 3,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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