Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 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 35.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.21% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 9 years and 11 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090903
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '19 at 02:09
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 Q8400-$230
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
35.9% Below average
SC Int 63.1
SC Float 38
SC Mixed 47.8
40% 49.6 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 189
45% 198 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 151
MC Mixed 190
30% 199 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 40%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 260-$250
Sapphire(174B 2600) 1.8GB
Ram: 1.8GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
6.21% Terrible
Lighting 24.2
Reflection 20
Parallax 12
6% 18.7 fps
MRender 11.8
Gravity 19.4
Splatting 11.9
6% 14.4 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.21%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 73 68 88 92 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 146
Write 160
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 83.7
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
25GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 68 63 73 73 69 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
47% Average
Read 93.5
Write 87.5
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 69.8
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 47%
Great: 71%
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 69 91 99 105 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 34.5
Write 44.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 86.6
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
20% Very poor
MC Read 6.2
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 6.3
18% 6.37 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 5.8
SC Mixed 6.4
17% 5.83 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 20%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-EP43-DS3L Builds (Compare 633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $40
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