Microsoft Surface Book

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 (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 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 44.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.4% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive116% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (11%). 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
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 13:48
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%
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 Extreme
Intel Core i5-6300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
44.2% Average
1-Core 75.9
2-Core 148
53% 112 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 224
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.2%
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 as expected (45th percentile)
4.4% Terrible
Lighting 17.2
Reflection 21.4
Parallax 16.5
4% 18.4 fps
MRender 14.4
Gravity 15.2
Splatting 25.2
4% 18.3 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.4%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 292 296 295 295 297 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 675
Write 303
Mixed 296
SusWrite 295
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 32.8
152% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 868
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 412
350% 529 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 116%
Great: 119%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
56.8% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 19.5
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 18.6
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 91.5
44% 91.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 70%
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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 5,665 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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