Biostar Hi-Fi H81S2

Performance Results

Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 52%
Workstation 29%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 43.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics48.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive68.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory10GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 10GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 10 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.
CPU throttled at 98% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
MotherboardBiostar Hi-Fi H81S2  (all builds)
Memory7.3 GB free of 10 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 17:04
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User MDA-User
Background CPU6%
CPU Throttled 98%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 G3260
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
43.6% Average
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 90.1
SC Mixed 90.1
72% 90.3 Pts
QC Int 179
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 179
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 177
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 175
26% 176 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
PowerColor(148C 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
48.3% Average
Lighting 151
Reflection 86.7
Parallax 203
52% 147 fps
MRender 67.5
Gravity 147
Splatting 95.4
45% 103 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$100
24GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 380
Write 294
Mixed 263
69% 313 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 14.8
111% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 19.1
29% 52.8 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
488GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 154
Write 147
Mixed 84.6
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.25
92% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT325U6CFR8C-H9 Transcend JM1600KLH-16GK 10GB
1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
30.3% Below average
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 9.5
28% 9.87 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 8.8
25% 8.67 GB/s
Latency 76.5
52% 76.5 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Hi-Fi H81S2 Builds (Compare 31 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 69%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi H81S2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $454
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