Toshiba Satellite A500

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 15%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics2.4% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 99% 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.
SystemToshiba Satellite A500  (all builds)
MotherboardTOSHIBA NSKAA
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101118
Uptime6.8 Days
Run DateMar 27 '19 at 14:49
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU7%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5 M 520-$70
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
15% Very poor
1-Core 27.7
2-Core 50.4
19% 39.1 Pts
4-Core 69.9
8-Core 63.2
9% 66.6 Pts
64-Core 67.5
4% 67.5 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 15%
Great: 36%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 330M
Toshiba(1179 FF00) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
2.4% Terrible
Lighting 9.5
Reflection 13.2
Parallax 4.2
2% 8.97 fps
MRender 11.9
Gravity 6.9
Splatting 8.3
3% 9.03 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.4%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Fujitsu MJA2500BH G2 500GB
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 00400018
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 51 39 63 61 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Read 71.2
Write 63.7
Mixed 39.4
SusWrite 52.9
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 47%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 8GB-$9
6GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4 4 4.2 3.6 4.2 3.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
4.99% Terrible
Read 23
Write 3.5
Mixed 7.3
SusWrite 3.9
10% 9.43 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.5
30% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 4.99%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273BH1-CF8 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1067 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
13.3% Very poor
MC Read 5.2
MC Write 3.5
MC Mixed 5.3
13% 4.67 GB/s
SC Read 3.4
SC Write 2.8
SC Mixed 3.4
9% 3.2 GB/s
Latency 237
17% 237 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 13.3%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Satellite A500 Builds (Compare 323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba Satellite A500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $51
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