Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 54.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.3% 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 Drive98.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Book  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 10 '18 at 13:50
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 18%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6300U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Memory 69.6
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 162
61% 104 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 230
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Microsoft(1414 0014) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4811
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
5.3% Terrible
Lighting 19.3
Reflection 22.6
Parallax 18.7
5% 20.2 fps
MRender 18.3
Gravity 18.1
Splatting 30.1
5% 22.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.3%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 1,022
Write 223
Mixed 345
114% 530 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 20.9
125% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 16.6
54% 119 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 120%
Generic- SD Card 256GB
35GB free, PID 090c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Read 88.6
Write 18.9
Mixed 27.5
44% 45 MB/s
4K Read 3.68
4K Write 0.62
4K Mixed 0.45
50% 1.58 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
59.5% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.6
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Book Builds (Compare 1,531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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