Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 38.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.25% 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.
Memory5GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 5GB 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 5 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090618
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 04:47
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$249
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
38.9% Below average
SC Int 67.6
SC Float 42.4
SC Mixed 53.4
44% 54.5 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 162
QC Mixed 203
46% 204 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 152
MC Mixed 202
31% 206 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI
Nvidia(10DE 029B) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 267.79
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.25% Terrible
Lighting 2.7
Reflection 2.4
Parallax 0.5
1% 1.87 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.25%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB
917GB free
Firmware: LVM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 111
Write 93.5
Mixed 76.1
70% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.12
104% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 70%
WD WD1200JB-00EVA0 120GB
875GB free
Firmware: 20.00K20 Max speed: UDMA 100 100 MB/s
!4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 105
Write 99.8
Mixed 97.6
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.34
104% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 33%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
875GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 101
Write 94.2
Mixed 101
75% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.49
120% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 59%
Hitachi HDT725050VLAT80 500GB
875GB free
Firmware: V56OA4EA Max speed: UDMA 133 133 MB/s
!4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 101
Write 95.3
Mixed 99
74% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.42
116% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 66%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 8GB
3GB free, PID a81d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 5% Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 5GB
null MHz
2048, 1024, 1024, 1024 MB
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
18.1% Very poor
MC Read 6
MC Write 6.4
MC Mixed 5.1
17% 5.83 GB/s
SC Read 3.7
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 4.4
12% 4.37 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18.1%
Great: 29%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-EP35C-DS3R Builds (Compare 169 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R

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