Microsoft Surface Go

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 (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 45.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Boot Drive50.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicrosoft Surface Go  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Go
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1800 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200617
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 12 '21 at 08:25
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
45.7% Average
Memory 70.6
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 80.2
44% 66.4 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 124
17% 123 Pts
64-Core 124
8% 124 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 46%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kbg30zpz128g TOSHIBA 128GB
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ADMS0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 68 54 53 61 43 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 441
Write 123
Mixed 153
SusWrite 62.9
42% 195 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 13.9
77% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 92.8
DQ Mixed 104
88% 132 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 80%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix H9CCNNNCPTALBR-NUD 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
59.1% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 20.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 15.2
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Surface Go Builds (Compare 642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Go

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