Microsoft Surface Laptop

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
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 16.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics6.2% 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 Drive41.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicrosoft Surface Laptop  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2256 x 1504 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '19 at 21:32
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 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 i5-7200U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 1 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
16.7% Very poor
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 88.1
47% 89 Pts
4-Core 83.3
8-Core 90
12% 86.7 Pts
64-Core 88
6% 88 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 620 (Mobile Kaby Lake)
Microsoft(1414 0025) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6293
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
6.2% Terrible
Lighting 21.4
Reflection 25.7
Parallax 21.4
6% 22.8 fps
MRender 21
Gravity 19.3
Splatting 32.7
7% 24.3 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.2%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn0256gtya TOSHIBA 256GB
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0AMS0102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 116 115 101 104 126 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 287
Write 168
Mixed 154
SusWrite 111
40% 180 MB/s
4K Read 8.5
4K Write 49.2
4K Mixed 11.4
54% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 96.1
DQ Mixed 95.2
91% 147 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
48.5% Average
MC Read 11.8
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 14.6
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 18
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 82.9
48% 82.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 81%
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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 Laptop Builds (Compare 1,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Laptop

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