Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 38.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.27% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 80% 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 Laptop 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.7 GHz
Display2496 x 1664 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 07 '21 at 20:38
Run Duration77 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%
CPU Throttled 80%

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-1035G7
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.5 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Memory 49.9
1-Core 41
2-Core 103
38% 64.5 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 173
22% 166 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel Iris Plus G7
Microsoft(1414 0035) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Relative performance (0th percentile)
1.27% Terrible
Lighting 1.5
Reflection 1.6
Parallax 1.9
1% 1.67 fps
MRender 1.9
Gravity 1.6
Splatting 1.8
1% 1.77 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 1.27%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9HCNNNCPNALHR-NEE 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB Row of chips LPDDR4 clocked @ 3733 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.4% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 23.6
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 10.3
SC Mixed 10.2
25% 8.77 GB/s
Latency 161
25% 161 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 120%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Laptop 3 Builds (Compare 860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-11700K $350Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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