Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 44%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.72% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 1 month 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EX38-DS5  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090424
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 25 '18 at 11:52
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600-$190
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
44% Average
Memory 67.1
1-Core 24.4
2-Core 63
36% 51.5 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 122
17% 123 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
Asus(1043 81D4) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 285.62
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
0.72% Terrible
Lighting 1.67
Reflection 1.69
Parallax 0.38
1% 1.24 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.72%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD642JJ 640GB-$45
537GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 91 95 97 97 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 103
Write 103
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 94.8
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
198% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 64%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$40
430GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 80 80 81 80 81 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 79
Write 35
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 80.8
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 44%
WD WD1200JS-00MHB0 120GB
93GB free
Firmware: 10.02E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 60 60 61 60 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
34.6% Below average
Read 60
Write 59.8
Mixed 40.3
SusWrite 60
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
192% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 35%
Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB-$30
133GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 61 62 62 61 64 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
36.1% Below average
Read 63.4
Write 25.3
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 62.1
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
16.2% Very poor
MC Read 6.4
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 4.4
14% 4.97 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 4.9
14% 4.77 GB/s
Latency 108
37% 108 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 16.2%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $155
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