Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 53.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics11.2% 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 Drive148% 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 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
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateMar 20 '19 at 05:29
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 above expectations (71st percentile)
53.6% Above average
SC Int 83.7
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 88.1
72% 89.9 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 256
53% 236 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 278
MC Mixed 255
38% 255 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GPU
Microsoft(1414 0008) 1GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9140
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
11.2% Very poor
Lighting 35.3
Reflection 22.8
Parallax 33.3
11% 30.5 fps
MRender 26.3
Gravity 35.3
Splatting 17.3
12% 26.3 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 11.2%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 491 499 510 498 499 486 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
148% Outstanding
Read 711
Write 552
Mixed 353
SusWrite 497
118% 528 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 44.2
183% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 973
DQ Write 546
DQ Mixed 581
480% 700 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 148%
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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
64.8% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.4
66% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 18.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 92.5
43% 92.5 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.8%
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 4,692 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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