Microsoft Surface Book 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive133% 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 90% 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 2  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book 2
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3240 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181002
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateApr 15 '19 at 21:09
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 90%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-8650U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
74.1% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 97.7
SC Mixed 114
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 351
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 538
MC Mixed 496
76% 507 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Microsoft(1414 0024) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.2531
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 188
Reflection 170
Parallax 166
56% 175 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 160
Splatting 141
61% 145 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 67%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLW256HEHP-000MV 256GB
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB72M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 318 257 146 132 119 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 1,065
Write 326
Mixed 225
SusWrite 213
99% 457 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 39
168% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 865
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 448
370% 545 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 133%
Great: 140%
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 (51st percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 18.7
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 18.4
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 81.1
49% 81.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61%
Great: 86%
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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 5,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Microsoft Surface Book 2

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