Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.24% 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.
Memory2.25GB 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. 2.25GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2  (all builds)
Memory1 GB free of 2.25 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:59
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Athlon X2 250
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
32.9% Below average
SC Int 90.9
SC Float 54
SC Mixed 67.7
57% 70.9 Pts
QC Int 177
QC Float 109
QC Mixed 135
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 179
MC Float 108
MC Mixed 136
21% 141 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
PNY(196E 0480) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
1.24% Terrible
Lighting 2.8
Reflection 5.2
Parallax 0.7
1% 2.9 fps
MRender 6.3
Gravity 2.1
Splatting 4.3
2% 4.23 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.24%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 320GB-$36
278GB free
Firmware: V54OA73A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
34% Below average
Read 64.7
Write 53.3
Mixed 59.5
45% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.28
84% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 34%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2GB
null MHz
2048, 256 MB
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
21.1% Poor
MC Read 6.3
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 6.2
18% 6.27 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 6.6
18% 6.27 GB/s
Latency 74.6
54% 74.6 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 21.1%
Great: 24%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-MA74GM-S2 Builds (Compare 82 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $198
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