Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 31.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics4.05% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive107% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:24
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
31.1% Below average
SC Int 54.5
SC Float 58.3
SC Mixed 52.2
44% 55 Pts
QC Int 135
QC Float 159
QC Mixed 147
33% 147 Pts
MC Int 138
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 147
22% 149 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 58%
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 below expectations (22nd percentile)
4.05% Terrible
Lighting 10.3
Reflection 13.1
Parallax 10.7
3% 11.4 fps
MRender 9.7
Gravity 9.1
Splatting 16.1
5% 11.6 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.05%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
449GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 1,138
Write 588
Mixed 677
176% 801 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 12.4
82% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 52.2
DQ Mixed 13.7
18% 31.3 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 107%
Great: 146%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 23.8
MC Mixed 21.1
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 15.9
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 97.1
41% 97.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 86%
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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 3,145 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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