Microsoft Surface Book 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 48.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.7% 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 Drive119% 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.
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.
High background CPU (21%). 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 2  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book 2
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181002
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:24
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i5-7300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
48.1% Average
SC Int 73.4
SC Float 73.4
SC Mixed 76.1
60% 74.3 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 234
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 234
35% 236 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 620 (Mobile Kaby Lake)
Microsoft(1414 0027) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6293
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
7.7% Terrible
Lighting 19.6
Reflection 24.7
Parallax 20.3
6% 21.5 fps
MRender 17.7
Gravity 18.1
Splatting 30.4
9% 22.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.7%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLW256HEHP-000MV 256GB
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB72M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 321 322 319 323 321 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 1,407
Write 329
Mixed 330
SusWrite 320
130% 596 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 27.5
133% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 34.8
37% 59.6 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 119%
Great: 141%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9CCNNNBJTALAR-NUD 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.4
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 18.1
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 91.3
44% 91.3 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 79%
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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 4,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Microsoft Surface Book 2

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