Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.17% 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 Drive42.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (64%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, 3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJun 07 '19 at 18:43
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 64%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
33.5% Below average
SC Int 64.2
SC Float 66.2
SC Mixed 50.8
48% 60.4 Pts
QC Int 145
QC Float 155
QC Mixed 163
35% 154 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 199
27% 179 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 33.5%
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 as expected (59th percentile)
6.17% Terrible
Lighting 18.8
Reflection 20.9
Parallax 18.7
6% 19.5 fps
MRender 13.3
Gravity 17.9
Splatting 13.8
6% 15 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.17%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 173 122 155 127 134 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 327
Write 200
Mixed 183
SusWrite 146
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 23.3
4K Mixed 12.4
47% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 144
104% 136 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 153%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
40.9% Average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.7
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 4.5
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 11.3
24% 8.43 GB/s
Latency 201
20% 201 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 85%
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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 4,715 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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