Microsoft Surface Book 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% 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.
CPU throttled at 90% 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
SystemMicrosoft Surface Book 2  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Book 2
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3000 x 2000 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171023
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 05 '18 at 09:48
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 90%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i7-8650U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
60.6% Good
SC Int 88
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 91.5
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 282
72% 317 Pts
MC Int 451
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 489
74% 498 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 (Mobile)
Microsoft(1414 0024) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.8871
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Lighting 104
Reflection 67
Parallax 99.4
32% 90.2 fps
MRender 72.1
Gravity 99.3
Splatting 53.9
33% 75.1 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 33%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLW256HEHP-000MV 256GB
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB72M0Q
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 1,392
Write 296
Mixed 437
153% 708 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 21.4
111% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 16.3
25% 45.3 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 109%
Great: 144%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9CCNNNBJTALAR-NUD 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
60.8% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 19.4
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 17.7
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 109
36% 109 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 82%
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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 2 Builds (Compare 921 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Microsoft Surface Book 2

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $898SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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