Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 64.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics6.39% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2496 x 1664 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190930
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 01 '20 at 11:59
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Ryzen 5 Microsoft Surface Edition
FP5, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
64.9% Good
Memory 70.9
1-Core 110
2-Core 193
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 434
49% 378 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon Vega 9 Graphics
Microsoft(1414 0034) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.20.27.03
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
6.39% Terrible
Lighting 9.23
Reflection 12.4
Parallax 8.5
8% 10 fps
MRender 6.67
Gravity 6.27
Splatting 10.5
5% 7.8 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.39%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFM256GDGTNG-87A0A 256GB
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80041C00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 359 362 365 364 367 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 45% Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1G44AB0-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
65.4% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 21.3
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 22.5
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 99.2
40% 99.2 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 75%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Laptop 3 Builds (Compare 864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

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