|Surface Pro 3 i7 vs Surface Pro 4 i5|
I decided to put them both through Nova Bench's benchmark test which tests processor, RAM, video and HDD performance.
Surface Pro 3 specs: Intel Core i7-4650U CPU @ 1.70 GHz 2.30 GHz
8 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Surface Pro 4 specs:
Intel Core i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.50 GHz
8 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 520
Here is the video of the benchmark test. Surface Wars!
While both systems performed well the winner was...drum roll..... the Surface Pro 4.
Note: In the video the scores were initially lower because Bandicam was running on each device to capture the test results. Each Surface scored higher when Bandicam was turned off. You want to run benchmark tests without any other applications running.
Final scores: Surface Pro 3 (710) Surface Pro 4 (795)
Microsoft touted that the new Surface Pro 4 was bigger errrr (thinner) lighter, FASTER, stronger and they were right. I also like the new keyboard better too.