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 above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 70.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics14.2% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
CPU throttled at 86% 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
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.7 GHz
Display2496 x 1664 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201116
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '21 at 12:30
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 86%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-1065G7
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Memory 58.2
1-Core 144
2-Core 288
87% 163 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 646
70% 545 Pts
64-Core 639
43% 639 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 80%
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
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
Lighting 16.9
Reflection 17.5
Parallax 18.2
14% 17.5 fps
MRender 18.1
Gravity 18.3
Splatting 19.9
15% 18.8 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFM256GDGTNG-87A0A 256GB
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80041C00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 352 324 331 331 325 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 45% Great: 92%
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 above expectations (96th percentile)
121% Outstanding
MC Read 47.9
MC Write 48.8
MC Mixed 41
131% 45.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 43.5
SC Mixed 30.9
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 121%
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 863 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

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