Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 49.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.08% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive98.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (47%). 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
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 21:20
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
49.1% Average
SC Int 75.6
SC Float 81.9
SC Mixed 77
62% 78.2 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 241
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 237
35% 234 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4463
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
7.08% Terrible
Lighting 18.9
Reflection 22.6
Parallax 18.3
6% 19.9 fps
MRender 13.7
Gravity 17
Splatting 29.7
8% 20.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.08%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256HCHP-000MV 256GB
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 1,120
Write 298
Mixed 455
136% 624 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 15.9
115% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.4
DQ Write 84.5
DQ Mixed 14.7
24% 44.2 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 119%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
62.2% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 21.1
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 16.8
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 82%
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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 3,138 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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