Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
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 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 21.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.58% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C  (all builds)
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090514
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:27
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU 11%

 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 Duo E8400-$17
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
21.8% Poor
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 42.7
SC Mixed 53.3
45% 56.2 Pts
QC Int 127
QC Float 54.9
QC Mixed 73.6
20% 85.2 Pts
MC Int 124
MC Float 80.1
MC Mixed 97.6
15% 101 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 21.8%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT
Asus(1043 82BE) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.81
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
1.58% Terrible
Lighting 4
Reflection 7
Parallax 1.3
1% 4.1 fps
MRender 7.5
Gravity 2.7
Splatting 5.1
2% 5.1 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.58%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD2500JD-00HBB0 250GB-$140
100GB free
Firmware: 08.02D08 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
26.2% Poor
Read 49.4
Write 42.1
Mixed 35.1
32% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.73
4K Mixed 0.22
40% 0.34 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
21.3% Poor
MC Read 7.7
MC Write 6.1
MC Mixed 5.8
19% 6.53 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 6.4
18% 6.33 GB/s
Latency 84.3
47% 84.3 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-G31M-ES2C Builds (Compare 127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $17
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