Microsoft Surface Laptop

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive56% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 92% 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
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Laptop  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Laptop
Memory1.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.9 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date
Uptime7 Days
Run DateOct 07 '20 at 12:09
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 13%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7200U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
61.9% Good
Memory 79.8
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 164
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 260
35% 258 Pts
64-Core 259
17% 259 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn0128gtya TOSHIBA 128GB
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0AMS0102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 95 90 68 65 63 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 350
Write 122
Mixed 138
SusWrite 81.8
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 20.9
104% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 99.4
DQ Mixed 80.1
75% 119 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 56%
Great: 56%
Seagate Expansion+ Desk 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 191 187 183 184 188 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 150
Mixed 98.4
SusWrite 185
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.8
323% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
57.3% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 17.4
58% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 16.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 80.8
50% 80.8 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Laptop Builds (Compare 1,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Laptop

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