Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 37%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics10.9% 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 Drive67.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 92% 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
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '19 at 01:34
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
37% Below average
1-Core 73.4
2-Core 150
52% 112 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 226
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 37%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GPU
Microsoft(1414 0008) 1GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.1881
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Lighting 32.9
Reflection 22.6
Parallax 32.6
10% 29.4 fps
MRender 26.4
Gravity 34
Splatting 17.1
11% 25.8 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 369 332 338 311 380 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 397
Write 446
Mixed 245
SusWrite 355
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 37.9
4K Mixed 12.2
54% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 427
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 318
233% 311 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 153%
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 (41st percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 14.6
46% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 84%
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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 Builds (Compare 4,862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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