Microsoft Surface Go

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 38.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics4% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicrosoft Surface Go  (all builds)
MotherboardMicrosoft Surface Go
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1800 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 11 '21 at 18:12
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 as expected (43rd percentile)
38.4% Below average
Memory 55.3
1-Core 23.1
2-Core 89.1
34% 55.8 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 125
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 615 (Mobile Kaby Lake)
Quanta(152D 1182) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
4% Terrible
Lighting 4.8
Reflection 4.1
Parallax 5.5
4% 4.8 fps
MRender 6.7
Gravity 4.8
Splatting 8.1
4% 6.53 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kbg30zpz128g TOSHIBA 128GB
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ADMS0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 260 196 102 74 79 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 517
Write 375
Mixed 410
SusWrite 169
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 38.5
127% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 233
168% 220 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 80%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung K3QF4F40BM-AGCF 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB Row of chips LPDDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
59.5% Above average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 21.2
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 14.8
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 142
28% 142 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 66%

 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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