Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 37.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.71% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive51.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicrosoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141128
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateJan 17 '17 at 00:44
Run Duration375 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-3317U-$225
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
37.5% Below average
SC Int 66.9
SC Float 70
SC Mixed 68.7
55% 68.5 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 149
QC Mixed 167
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 167
MC Float 165
MC Mixed 170
25% 167 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Microsoft(1414 0166) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4252
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
3.71% Terrible
Lighting 11.4
Reflection 12.7
Parallax 8.3
3% 10.8 fps
MRender 9.2
Gravity 6.3
Splatting 16.3
4% 10.6 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.71%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZMPC128HBFU-000L1 128GB
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM14M1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
51.1% Above average
Read 466
Write 232
Mixed 309
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 33.4
4K Mixed 10.1
56% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 16.7
DQ Write 73.3
DQ Mixed 10.7
18% 33.6 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 67%
13GB free, PID 5561
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
9.42% Terrible
Read 22
Write 5.86
Mixed 8.94
13% 12.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.12
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.83
87% 2.08 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.42%
Great: 12%
Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB-$30
0GB free, PID 0916
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
8.32% Terrible
Read 28.3
Write 9.71
Mixed 10.8
17% 16.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.14
4K Write 0.37
4K Mixed 0.13
32% 1.54 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.32%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
MICRON 1D6G1-ZH46652FTK40 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
52.6% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.3
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 14.3
40% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface with Windows 8 Pro Builds (Compare 273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $225
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