Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
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 46.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.16% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive86.6% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 96% 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
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190418
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateNov 11 '19 at 22:22
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%
CPU Throttled 96%

 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 i5-6300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
46.5% Average
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 145
55% 115 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 226
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 50%
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 above expectations (81st percentile)
5.16% Terrible
Lighting 18.1
Reflection 23.4
Parallax 19.1
5% 20.2 fps
MRender 18
Gravity 17.6
Splatting 29.3
5% 21.6 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.16%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57MS4109 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 140 132 156 133 144 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 402
Write 219
Mixed 541
SusWrite 152
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 45.2
144% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 526
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 314
245% 346 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 211%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 22.9
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 20.7
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 18.5
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 93.6
43% 93.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 89%
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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 5,670 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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