Microsoft Surface Book

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 39.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics5.11% 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.
Very high background CPU (57%). 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
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 01:23
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 way below expectations (19th percentile)
39.4% Below average
SC Int 47.1
SC Float 65
SC Mixed 68.6
48% 60.2 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 178
41% 181 Pts
MC Int 193
MC Float 245
MC Mixed 213
32% 217 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 52%
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 below expectations (39th percentile)
5.11% Terrible
Lighting 19.3
Reflection 21.8
Parallax 16.9
6% 19.3 fps
MRender 12.3
Gravity 16.9
Splatting 0.3
5% 9.83 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.11%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV256 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 294 294 296 294 293 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 791
Write 302
Mixed 287
SusWrite 294
92% 419 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 63.2
4K Mixed 29
114% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 514
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 392
296% 402 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 102%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
55.4% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 19.2
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 14.7
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 136
30% 136 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 80%
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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 3,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Microsoft Surface Book

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