Microsoft Surface Book

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 (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.
Graphics11% 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.
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 (79%). 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 Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime1 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:37
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 79%
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 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
47.2% Average
SC Int 77.9
SC Float 62.8
SC Mixed 81.9
59% 74.2 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 218
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 199
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 215
32% 214 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GPU
Microsoft(1414 0008) 1GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9135
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
11% Very poor
Lighting 34.2
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 32.7
10% 29.8 fps
MRender 26.2
Gravity 34.4
Splatting 17.1
11% 25.9 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 11%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57MS4109 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 563
Write 615
Mixed 277
108% 485 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 34.3
132% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 18.8
DQ Write 48.9
DQ Mixed 48.7
33% 38.8 MB/s
Poor: 87% Great: 197%
iStorage diskAshur 500GB
334GB free, PID 0317
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 90 90 91 91 91 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
36.7% Below average
Read 87.7
Write 79.7
Mixed 32
SusWrite 88.4
95% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 21.1
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 18.8
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 86.5
46% 86.5 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 64%
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 3,124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
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System: Microsoft Surface Book

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