Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics20.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.6% 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 (18%). 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
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 23 '19 at 00:23
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
55.9% Above average
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 84.1
SC Mixed 94.5
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 262
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 241
MC Float 276
MC Mixed 264
39% 260 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M
Microsoft(1414 0008) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3086
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
20.8% Poor
Lighting 30
Reflection 30
Parallax 86.6
16% 48.9 fps
MRender 55.1
Gravity 71
Splatting 43.5
25% 56.5 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 33%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 377 311 268 231 202 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 480
Write 560
Mixed 305
SusWrite 308
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 14.1
88% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 518
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 422
304% 398 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.6%
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 below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
58.3% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 19.4
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 16.8
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 119
34% 119 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.3%
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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