Microsoft Surface 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 23.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.91% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicrosoft Surface 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface 3
Memory0.5 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1280 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150309
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 26 '20 at 00:50
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 77%

 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 Server
Intel Atom x7-Z8700
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
23.6% Poor
Memory 33.3
1-Core 23.7
2-Core 52.1
23% 36.4 Pts
4-Core 82.2
8-Core 80.6
11% 81.4 Pts
64-Core 79.4
5% 79.4 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 23.6%
Great: 34%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics
Microsoft(1414 0009) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
1.91% Terrible
Lighting 6.1
Reflection 6.3
Parallax 9.5
2% 7.3 fps
MRender 6.1
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 7.8
2% 6.87 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.91%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 2 slots used
2GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
17.8% Very poor
MC Read 6
MC Write 8.5
MC Mixed 5.6
19% 6.7 GB/s
SC Read 1.5
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 3.3
9% 3.07 GB/s
Latency 236
17% 236 ns
Poor: 6%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface 3 Builds (Compare 253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface 3

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