Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 37.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.98% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive45.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
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).
SystemMicrosoft Surface Pro 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 3
Memory0.7 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2160 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170426
Uptime13.7 Days
Run DateNov 12 '17 at 19:20
Run Duration101 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i5-4300U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
37.7% Below average
SC Int 71.7
SC Float 76.5
SC Mixed 74.4
59% 74.2 Pts
QC Int 149
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 158
36% 157 Pts
MC Int 169
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 178
27% 180 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Microsoft(1414 0005) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4568
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
3.98% Terrible
Lighting 9.9
Reflection 12.9
Parallax 15.2
4% 12.7 fps
MRender 12.1
Gravity 6.2
Splatting 13.8
4% 10.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.98%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 mSATA 128GB
79GB free
Firmware: EXT41M0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
45.3% Average
Read 463
Write 136
Mixed 212
59% 270 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 32.7
4K Mixed 8.08
51% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 27.7
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 8.58
28% 56.5 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
44.8% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 15.2
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 10.8
SC Mixed 10.4
28% 9.73 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 41%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Pro 3 Builds (Compare 2,438 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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