Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 21%
Desktop 25%
Workstation 17%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 25.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics29.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 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.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L  (all builds)
Memory3.1 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080619
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 12:20
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 Q6600-$189
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
25.6% Poor
SC Int 58.3
SC Float 27.7
SC Mixed 37.3
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 80.8
QC Mixed 129
29% 128 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 105
MC Mixed 142
24% 157 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 35%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Gigabyte(1458 354E) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
29.7% Poor
Lighting 76.1
Reflection 60.1
Parallax 103
26% 79.6 fps
MRender 72.1
Gravity 90.7
Splatting 59.2
32% 74 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$18
43GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 100
Write 87.2
Mixed 29.8
53% 72.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.25
71% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 59%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 231a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
23.9% Poor
Read 32.5
Write 28.6
Mixed 10.8
28% 24 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 4.13
4K Mixed 0.51
161% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 23.9%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x2GB
3 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
17% Very poor
MC Read 6
MC Write 4.7
MC Mixed 5
15% 5.23 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 5.2
14% 4.93 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 17%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-EP43-DS3L Builds (Compare 493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $179
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