Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
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 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 32.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics8.18% 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 Drive105% 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.
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
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateApr 02 '18 at 19:57
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6600U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
32.1% Below average
1-Core 63.5
2-Core 132
46% 97.8 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 199
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GPU
Microsoft(1414 0008) 1GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6472
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
8.18% Terrible
Lighting 33.2
Reflection 21.3
Parallax 29.5
8% 28 fps
MRender 25.7
Gravity 30.1
Splatting 17
8% 24.3 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.18%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 954
Write 557
Mixed 689
162% 733 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 25.1
84% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 69.4
77% 129 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 105%
Great: 153%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 19.5
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 17.2
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 124
32% 124 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 4,883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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