Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 59%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.69% 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 Drive102% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMicrosoft Surface Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory4.2 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 23:29
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st 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 i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
59% Above average
SC Int 103
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 281
QC Mixed 268
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 246
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 274
40% 268 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 59%
Great: 57%
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 way above expectations (96th percentile)
7.69% Terrible
Lighting 20.1
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 20.7
6% 21.1 fps
MRender 16.3
Gravity 17.9
Splatting 31.3
9% 21.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.69%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256HCHP-000MV 256GB
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 1,137
Write 302
Mixed 452
137% 630 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 14.6
124% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35.7
DQ Write 92
DQ Mixed 129
80% 85.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 102%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
64.3% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 24.3
MC Mixed 20.8
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 21.3
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 93.8
43% 93.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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