Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics4.6% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive97.4% 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 (11%). 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.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 24 '19 at 17:21
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
28.3% Poor
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 123
47% 97.8 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 178
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 44%
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 (0th percentile)
4.6% Terrible
Lighting 14.4
Reflection 11.2
Parallax 13.4
4% 13 fps
MRender 8.5
Gravity 11.8
Splatting 14.5
5% 11.6 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 4.6%
Great: 33%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLW512HMJP-000MV 512GB
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 206 228 214 209 182 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 814
Write 307
Mixed 262
SusWrite 210
87% 398 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 34
125% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 328
238% 311 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 150%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
58.8% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19.5
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 16.6
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 93.3
43% 93.3 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.8%
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 4,865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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