Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 32%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.42% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive75.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 73% 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 Pro 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 3
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2160 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190430
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 00:38
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
CPU Throttled 73%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4650U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
32% Below average
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 148
57% 118 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 187
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 32%
Great: 36%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 5000 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Microsoft(1414 0005) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4568
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
3.42% Terrible
Lighting 12.6
Reflection 13.6
Parallax 18.4
4% 14.9 fps
MRender 11.9
Gravity 6.9
Splatting 16.9
3% 11.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.42%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS128G3AMNB-2200A 128GB
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10108L00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 297 301 303 305 304 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 425
Write 303
Mixed 264
SusWrite 299
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 24.2
90% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 223
181% 260 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9CCNNNBLTMLAR-NTM 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
51.6% Above average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 15.9
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 17.1
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 82.4
49% 82.4 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 56%
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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 Pro 3 Builds (Compare 4,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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