Microsoft Surface Laptop

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.69% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive38.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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 Laptop  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2256 x 1504 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 14 '19 at 16:54
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7200U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Memory 70.1
1-Core 44.2
2-Core 168
54% 94.1 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 233
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 620 (Mobile Kaby Lake)
Microsoft(1414 0025) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6293
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
5.69% Terrible
Lighting 18.5
Reflection 25.2
Parallax 21.2
5% 21.6 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 19.1
Splatting 0.1
6% 13.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.69%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn0256gtya TOSHIBA 256GB
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0AMS0102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 162 181 158 123 164 MB/s
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
38.1% Below average
Read 260
Write 180
Mixed 150
SusWrite 157
42% 187 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 16.3
4K Mixed 8.9
32% 11 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 88.6
DQ Mixed 89.5
91% 154 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 24.3
MC Mixed 20.9
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 13.7
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 77%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Surface Laptop Builds (Compare 414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Laptop

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