Microsoft Surface Book 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics61.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive187% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 90% 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 2  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book 2
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3240 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171023
Uptime1 Days
Run DateAug 22 '18 at 14:28
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User SYC-User
Background CPU6%
CPU Throttled 90%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8650U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
68.3% Good
1-Core 125
2-Core 230
85% 178 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 500
59% 447 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Microsoft(1414 0024) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.8808
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
61.2% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 170
Parallax 189
59% 184 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 164
Splatting 142
62% 147 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLW1T0HMLH-000MU 1TB
492GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 839 885 944 945 874 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,119
Write 931
Mixed 444
SusWrite 880
189% 843 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 49.9
193% 73.8 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 420
DQ Mixed 628
476% 654 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 187%
Great: 180%
WD My Passport 071A 250GB
89GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 32 31 33 33 33 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
16.7% Very poor
Read 33.8
Write 32.5
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 32.4
42% 30.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
76% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 18.1
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 19
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 80.5
50% 80.5 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book 2 Builds (Compare 6,512 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Microsoft Surface Book 2

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