Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 40.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.43% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive53.9% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-X38-DQ6  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090622
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:25
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 Core2 Quad Q9650-$100
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
40.9% Average
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 43.1
SC Mixed 54.6
46% 56.9 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 215
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 219
35% 228 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 240
XFX(1682 7240) 2GB
CLim: 780 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
7.43% Terrible
Lighting 21.8
Reflection 22.9
Parallax 29.1
8% 24.6 fps
MRender 14.8
Gravity 19
Splatting 18.4
7% 17.4 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.43%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Ssd2sc12 0G1SA754D117-820 120GB
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N053
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 83 82 87 87 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 330
Write 160
Mixed 88
SusWrite 82.3
36% 165 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 26.9
4K Mixed 29.5
87% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 60.7
78% 139 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 82%
MB2000EBZQC 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: HPG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 149 153 149 149 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 149
Write 150
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 151
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.2
214% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 86%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$40
243GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 105 105 105 105 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 114
Write 107
Mixed 80.6
SusWrite 103
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 68%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
143GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 88 88 88 88 87 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 156
Write 128
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 89
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.5
160% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
635GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 90 87 88 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 183
Write 142
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 89.2
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$55
188GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 86 86 85 87 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 79
Write 81.8
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 85.9
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
20.3% Poor
MC Read 6.5
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 6.2
18% 6.47 GB/s
SC Read 4.8
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 6.2
17% 5.8 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 20.3%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-X38-DQ6 Builds (Compare 172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $365
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