Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 21.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.31% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemGigabyte M56S-S3
MotherboardGigabyte GA-M56S-S3  (all builds)
Memory1.2 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 01:31
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+-$150
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
21.4% Poor
SC Int 53.6
SC Float 37.8
SC Mixed 43.5
36% 45 Pts
QC Int 105
QC Float 74.6
QC Mixed 88.7
20% 89.4 Pts
MC Int 107
MC Float 75.2
MC Mixed 89
14% 90.3 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.4%
Great: 21%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT
Asus(1043 82F1) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
2.31% Terrible
Lighting 7.3
Reflection 11.7
Parallax 2.7
2% 7.23 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 5.3
Splatting 6.4
3% 6.6 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.31%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST380011A 80GB-$31
70GB free
Firmware: 3.06 Max speed: UDMA 100 100 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
29.8% Poor
Read 51.7
Write 51.9
Mixed 27.3
32% 43.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.4
93% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 31%
Seagate ST380011A 80GB-$31
56GB free
Firmware: 8.01 Max speed: UDMA 100 100 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
25.8% Poor
Read 44.2
Write 45.5
Mixed 24.8
28% 38.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.31
76% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
16.4% Very poor
MC Read 5.1
MC Write 5.1
MC Mixed 4.8
14% 5 GB/s
SC Read 5.4
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 5.3
15% 5.3 GB/s
Latency 115
35% 115 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-M56S-S3 Builds (Compare 294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 29%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $87
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