Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
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.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.7 GHz
Display2496 x 1664 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 21:49
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%
CPU Throttled 86%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
43.3% Average
Memory 52.9
1-Core 41.8
2-Core 81.9
37% 58.9 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 280
30% 231 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 80%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFM256GDGTNG-87A0A 256GB
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80041C00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 109 67 82 72 239 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 34.9
Write 57.1
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 119
55% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.4
412% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.7%
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 (9th percentile)
89% Excellent
MC Read 33.9
MC Write 40.2
MC Mixed 33.6
103% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 14.6
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 150
27% 150 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89%
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 866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
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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