Gigabyte GA-EP43-US3L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 25.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EP43-US3L  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 13:40
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 Quad Q9400-$100
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
25.4% Poor
SC Int 64.5
SC Float 37.8
SC Mixed 47.8
40% 50 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 87.1
QC Mixed 107
26% 114 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 115
MC Mixed 160
24% 157 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$19
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 96.5
Write 92.3
Mixed 89.2
70% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.34
78% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 59%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
77GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
45.2% Average
Read 81.9
Write 75.3
Mixed 22.1
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.31
93% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
20.3% Poor
MC Read 6.7
MC Write 6.4
MC Mixed 6.6
19% 6.57 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 5.7
14% 5.03 GB/s
Latency 96.7
41% 96.7 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 20.3%
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-EP43-US3L Builds (Compare 35 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 17%
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-US3L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $130
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