Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 28%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 30.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.26% 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.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 02:42
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 (98th percentile)
30.1% Below average
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 48.4
SC Mixed 64
51% 63.9 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 96.7
QC Mixed 120
28% 124 Pts
MC Int 171
MC Float 104
MC Mixed 118
20% 131 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 29%
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)
1.26% Terrible
Lighting 2.9
Reflection 5.5
Parallax 0.7
1% 3.03 fps
MRender 6.4
Gravity 2.1
Splatting 4.3
2% 4.27 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.26%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 320GB-$36
275GB free
Firmware: V54OA73A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
40% Average
Read 70.7
Write 68.8
Mixed 52.3
48% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 0.69
4K Mixed 0.23
54% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 40%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2GB
null MHz
2048, 256 MB
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
20.5% Poor
MC Read 6.2
MC Write 6.2
MC Mixed 6.1
18% 6.17 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 5.7
SC Mixed 6
16% 5.57 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 20.5%
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 85 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 21%
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $208
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