Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 29.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.25% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive64.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (71%). 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
Memory4.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190418
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateOct 24 '19 at 12:55
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 71%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th 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 (5th percentile)
29.3% Poor
1-Core 59.1
2-Core 68.3
33% 63.7 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 155
19% 143 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 56%
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 way below expectations (15th percentile)
3.25% Terrible
Lighting 15.2
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 15.2
4% 17.6 fps
MRender 12.6
Gravity 10.5
Splatting 22.5
3% 15.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.25%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 187 179 175 174 202 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64.6% Good
Read 572
Write 294
Mixed 286
SusWrite 191
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 22.8
79% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 78
DQ Mixed 98
80% 116 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 160%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
53% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 18.7
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 14.7
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 111
36% 111 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 53%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 5,491 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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