Microsoft Surface Book 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 76.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.8% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3240 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181002
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 06:22
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%
CPU Throttled 90%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
76.6% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 115
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 371
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 540
MC Mixed 493
76% 505 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Microsoft(1414 0024) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9140
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
58.8% Above average
Lighting 196
Reflection 169
Parallax 166
57% 177 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 157
Splatting 139
60% 141 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLW256HEHP-000MV 256GB
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB72M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 141 122 106 97 96 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 701
Write 160
Mixed 175
SusWrite 120
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 29.8
150% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 262
255% 425 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 102%
Great: 139%
Generic- SD Card 256GB
52GB free, PID 090c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 83 84 83 72 69 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Read 91
Write 61.5
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 76.8
92% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 4.4
256% 6.17 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 46%
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 (73rd percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 24.3
MC Mixed 19
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 19.2
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 80.4
50% 80.4 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 63%
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 2 Builds (Compare 5,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Microsoft Surface Book 2

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