Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.16% 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 Drive66.7% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 96% 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
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors, 3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, ,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160301
Uptime4 Days
Run DateNov 07 '17 at 23:27
Run Duration447 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
49.2% Average
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 143
57% 117 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 240
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4409
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
5.16% Terrible
Lighting 18.4
Reflection 24.5
Parallax 19.5
5% 20.8 fps
MRender 10
Gravity 16.9
Splatting 30.1
6% 19 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.16%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 589
Write 142
Mixed 218
68% 316 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 19.2
104% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 31.2
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 81.3
65% 87.2 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 93%
ACTIONS USB DISK FOB 2.0 8GB
1GB free, PID null
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
2.48% Terrible
Read 7.22
Write 2.53
Mixed 3.31
5% 4.35 MB/s
4K Read 3.62
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.004
14% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.48%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 24.1
MC Mixed 20.1
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 18.1
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 115
35% 115 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 79%
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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 5,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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