Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 13.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics34.9% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (67%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G31M-S2L  (all builds)
Memory0.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080102
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 18:13
Run Duration228 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 67%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 way below expectations (2nd percentile)
13.1% Very poor
SC Int 63.1
SC Float 29.9
SC Mixed 27.5
32% 40.2 Pts
QC Int 68.9
QC Float 57.3
QC Mixed 50.2
13% 58.8 Pts
MC Int 133
MC Float 75.8
MC Mixed 79.2
15% 95.9 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 13.1%
Great: 27%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$110
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 67.8
Parallax 116
33% 95.3 fps
MRender 80.7
Gravity 97.3
Splatting 75.2
36% 84.4 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
50GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 146
Write 147
Mixed 124
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.05
12% 0.09 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
MC Read 6.4
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 5.6
17% 6.1 GB/s
SC Read 2.1
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 0.1
7% 2.57 GB/s
Latency 91.8
44% 91.8 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.2%
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-G31M-S2L Builds (Compare 519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

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