Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 28.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics4.95% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EP45-DS3  (all builds)
Memory1.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20080922
Uptime3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 04:53
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$190
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
28.6% Poor
SC Int 58.7
SC Float 27.8
SC Mixed 37.9
33% 41.5 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 151
38% 165 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 110
MC Mixed 150
25% 165 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 35%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
Gainward(10B0 0401) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
4.95% Terrible
Lighting 20.2
Reflection 17.6
Parallax 7.8
5% 15.2 fps
MRender 9.1
Gravity 15.4
Splatting 10
5% 11.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.95%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
100GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
64% Good
Read 113
Write 110
Mixed 97.9
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.37
91% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 64%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 250GB (2008)-$18
64GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
46.8% Average
Read 81.5
Write 81.4
Mixed 77.5
60% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.38
91% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 64%
Samsung HD502HJ 500GB-$50
2GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 72.5
Write 95.9
Mixed 77.5
62% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.36
93% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
18.5% Very poor
MC Read 7.3
MC Write 4.6
MC Mixed 4.9
16% 5.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.6
SC Write 4.9
SC Mixed 4.9
15% 5.13 GB/s
Latency 87.9
46% 87.9 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.5%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-EP45-DS3 Builds (Compare 208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3

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