Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 16%
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 8.93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics1.28% 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.
Memory2.5GB 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. 2.5GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G31M-S2L  (all builds)
Memory1.1 GB free of 2.5 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1280 x 960 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20080102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 12:28
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 Pentium Dual E2200-$29
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
8.93% Terrible
SC Int 28.7
SC Float 13.7
SC Mixed 18.4
16% 20.3 Pts
QC Int 55.8
QC Float 25.8
QC Mixed 37.1
9% 39.6 Pts
MC Int 56.2
MC Float 26.6
MC Mixed 32.5
6% 38.4 Pts
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.93%
Great: 18%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 210
Gainward(10B0 1401) 1GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
1.28% Terrible
Lighting 3.9
Reflection 6.7
Parallax 1.8
1% 4.13 fps
MRender 4.8
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 3.7
2% 3.7 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.28%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB-$59
457GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 113
Write 111
Mixed 33.2
62% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.38
91% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 75%
Seagate ST3160815A 160GB-$27
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: UDMA 100 100 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Read 66.6
Write 57.5
Mixed 20.7
35% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 0.65
4K Mixed 0.36
68% 0.46 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2GB
null MHz
512, 2048 MB
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
9.8% Terrible
MC Read 3.9
MC Write 2.9
MC Mixed 2.4
9% 3.07 GB/s
SC Read 1.6
SC Write 1.3
SC Mixed 2.1
5% 1.67 GB/s
Latency 143
28% 143 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.8%
Great: 23%
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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 1,005 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $219
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