Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 64%
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 56.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics5.06% 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.
Boot Drive146% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
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
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161219
Uptime3 Days
Run DateOct 29 '17 at 11:57
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
56.2% Above average
1-Core 103
2-Core 171
67% 137 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 266
37% 267 Pts
64-Core 262
18% 262 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
5.06% Terrible
Lighting 20.1
Reflection 81.4
Parallax 19.8
5% 40.4 fps
MRender 15.8
Gravity 17.7
Splatting 31.5
5% 21.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.06%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57MS4109 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
146% Outstanding
Read 1,290
Write 598
Mixed 1,073
218% 987 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 43.6
154% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 111
118% 196 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 146%
Great: 238%
Generic- SD Card 256GB
189GB free, PID 090c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
20.4% Poor
Read 93.1
Write 18.9
Mixed 22.5
43% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 9.35
4K Write 0.17
4K Mixed 1.3
85% 3.61 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 20.4%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
62.1% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.6
64% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 18.7
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 5,673 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 48%
Workstation 24%

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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