Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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. How to reduce background CPU. 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 (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Memory 73.5
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 145
61% 101 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 226
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 63%
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 (83rd percentile)
5% Terrible
Lighting 6.03
Reflection 9
Parallax 5.97
5% 7 fps
MRender 8.57
Gravity 5.87
Splatting 12.7
5% 9.06 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5%
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 (7th 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: 206%
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 (64th 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: 34%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 2,119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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