Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 34.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics4.93% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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. 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 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 below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (2nd percentile)
34.2% Below average
Memory 40.3
1-Core 50.8
2-Core 78.3
35% 56.5 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 163
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 64%
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 above expectations (80th percentile)
4.93% Terrible
Lighting 18.8
Reflection 20.9
Parallax 18.7
5% 19.5 fps
MRender 13.3
Gravity 17.9
Splatting 13.8
5% 15 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.93%
Great: 5%
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: 165%
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%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 1,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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