Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 47%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.14% 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 Drive93.3% 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.
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 Pro 4  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 4
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2736 x 1824 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190418
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 19:51
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 (73rd percentile)
47% Average
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 155
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 228
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 47%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0015) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6299
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
5.14% Terrible
Lighting 19.7
Reflection 23.8
Parallax 19.2
5% 20.9 fps
MRender 18.3
Gravity 17.3
Splatting 29.8
5% 21.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.14%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57MS4109 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 444 446 458 421 391 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 430
Write 514
Mixed 324
SusWrite 426
96% 423 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 40.8
101% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 588
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 440
308% 400 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 210%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
62% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 20.1
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 17.5
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Pro 4 Builds (Compare 8,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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