Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.19% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive38.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 73% 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 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 3
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2160 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 01:51
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%
CPU Throttled 73%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i7-4650U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
32.2% Below average
SC Int 75.9
SC Float 83.5
SC Mixed 63.9
60% 74.4 Pts
QC Int 120
QC Float 144
QC Mixed 136
30% 134 Pts
MC Int 124
MC Float 137
MC Mixed 134
20% 132 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 5000 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Microsoft(1414 0005) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4568
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
1.19% Terrible
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 3.5
Parallax 5.2
1% 2.97 fps
MRender 4.5
Gravity 2.8
Splatting 4.7
2% 4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 1.19%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZMTE256HMHP-000MV 256GB
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT41M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 125 103 98 91 113 MB/s
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
38.9% Below average
Read 194
Write 148
Mixed 112
SusWrite 113
32% 142 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 12.2
55% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 55.9
72% 133 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 75%
SDXC Card 64GB
43GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 19 15 18 18 18 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
16.7% Very poor
Read 69
Write 18.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 18.5
41% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.8
94% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
48.3% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 16.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 13.8
34% 11.8 GB/s
Latency 93.1
43% 93.1 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 58%
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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 3 Builds (Compare 2,564 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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