Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.7% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive48.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 92% 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 Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 04 '21 at 18:23
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
32.4% Below average
Memory 45.4
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 87.5
35% 58.5 Pts
4-Core 106
8-Core 149
17% 128 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6293
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
3.7% Terrible
Lighting 4.8
Reflection 10.1
Parallax 4.6
4% 6.5 fps
MRender 5.4
Gravity 4.1
Splatting 5.9
4% 5.13 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.7%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 111 93 91 115 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
48.5% Average
Read 367
Write 178
Mixed 191
SusWrite 101
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 33.7
4K Mixed 17.1
66% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 188
135% 176 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 142%
WD My Passport 2627 2TB
2TB free, PID 2627
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 79 83 81 78 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 109
Write 92.7
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 79.4
112% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.6
209% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.7
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 9.6
26% 9.23 GB/s
Latency 179
22% 179 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 82%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 8 6 60 13.5" 1280 720 MEI96A2 VVX14P048M00
Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 2,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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