Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 45.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.83% 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 Drive65.2% 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). 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
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 14:49
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
45.7% Average
SC Int 76.4
SC Float 73.7
SC Mixed 74.4
60% 74.8 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 219
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 204
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 222
33% 221 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 45.7%
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 way above expectations (94th percentile)
7.83% Terrible
Lighting 19.9
Reflection 24.8
Parallax 19.1
6% 21.3 fps
MRender 19.3
Gravity 18.3
Splatting 30.7
9% 22.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.83%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV128HCGR-000MV 128GB
66GB free
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 608
Write 150
Mixed 236
72% 331 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 9.53
89% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 84.4
81% 128 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 19.9
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 19.5
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 120
33% 120 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 81%
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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 1,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
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System: Microsoft Surface Book

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