Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 23%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.85% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive48.5% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% 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 Pro 3  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Pro 3
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2160 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150605
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 15 '17 at 14:10
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 45%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i3-4020Y
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.5 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
23% Poor
SC Int 30.3
SC Float 32.3
SC Mixed 33.7
26% 32.1 Pts
QC Int 112
QC Float 119
QC Mixed 116
26% 116 Pts
MC Int 109
MC Float 120
MC Mixed 118
17% 116 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 23%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4200 (Mobile 0.85 GHz)
Microsoft(1414 0005) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4414
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
3.85% Terrible
Lighting 8.6
Reflection 12.9
Parallax 15.6
3% 12.4 fps
MRender 13
Gravity 5.2
Splatting 13.5
4% 10.6 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 3.85%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS064G3AMNB-2200A 64GB
37GB free
Firmware: 10108L00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
48.5% Average
Read 481
Write 166
Mixed 235
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 48
4K Mixed 8.43
62% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 13.7
DQ Write 47.6
DQ Mixed 7.18
12% 22.8 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 58%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$15
28GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
43.7% Average
Read 137
Write 77.4
Mixed 88.3
119% 101 MB/s
4K Read 3.74
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 1.38
128% 2.36 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 44%
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 (95th percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 12.1
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 42%
Great: 43%
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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 1,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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