Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 55.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.74% 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 Drive101% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMicrosoft Surface Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 16 '19 at 01:41
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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 i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
55.7% Above average
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 94.7
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 260
58% 259 Pts
MC Int 240
MC Float 282
MC Mixed 268
39% 263 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6293
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
7.74% Terrible
Lighting 20
Reflection 23.4
Parallax 20.6
6% 21.3 fps
MRender 18.3
Gravity 17.8
Splatting 30
9% 22 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.74%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256HCHP-000MV 256GB
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 294 294 293 292 294 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 296
Mixed 246
SusWrite 293
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 26.3
138% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 676
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 378
308% 449 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
64.6% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 20.9
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 19.1
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 99.6
40% 99.6 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 74%
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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 4,101 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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