Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 11%
Tree trunk
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 10.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics1.2% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 86% 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.
Run History
SystemMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.7 GHz
Display2496 x 1664 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201116
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 14 '21 at 02:59
Run Duration503 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 100%
CPU Throttled 86%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-1065G7
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.5 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
10.3% Very poor
Memory 18
1-Core 8.1
2-Core 8
9% 11.4 Pts
4-Core 14.8
8-Core 23.1
2% 19 Pts
64-Core 24.1
2% 24.1 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 10.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel Iris Plus G7
Microsoft(1414 0035) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Relative performance (0th percentile)
1.2% Terrible
Lighting 1.4
Reflection 1.3
Parallax 0.2
1% 0.97 fps
MRender 1.6
Gravity 1.6
Splatting 0.1
1% 1.1 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 1.2%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFM256GDGTNG-87A0A 256GB
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80041C00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 224 209 259 189 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Read 95.8
Write 19.3
Mixed 85.2
SusWrite 223
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 3.5
578% 3.07 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9HCNNNCPNALHR-NEE 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR4 clocked @ 3733 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
3.97% Terrible
MC Read 0.7
MC Write 1.7
MC Mixed 1.4
4% 1.27 GB/s
SC Read 0.1
SC Write 1.2
SC Mixed 0.1
1% 0.47 GB/s
Latency 336
12% 336 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 3.97%
Great: 120%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Laptop 3 Builds (Compare 860 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
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HDDRAMUSB
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