Microsoft Surface Go 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 40.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.86% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive67.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 11 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Go 2  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Go 2
Memory2.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1280 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20210524
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 03:20
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
40.2% Average
Memory 57.9
1-Core 50
2-Core 88.6
42% 65.5 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 135
18% 133 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Quanta(152D 1237) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
3.86% Terrible
Lighting 4.7
Reflection 4.1
Parallax 5.4
4% 4.73 fps
MRender 5.5
Gravity 4.7
Splatting 8
4% 6.07 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.86%
Great: 4%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kbg40zpz128g TOSHIBA MEMORY 128GB
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AEMS0102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 255 367 277 173 158 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 568
Write 431
Mixed 431
SusWrite 256
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 25.6
4K Mixed 23.5
68% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 175
127% 169 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 153%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9CCNNNCPTALBR-NUD 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
55.8% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 24.6
MC Mixed 19.8
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 13.8
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 134
30% 134 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Go 2 Builds (Compare 461 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Go 2

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