Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 27.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics12.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L  (all builds)
Memory1.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100430
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 21 '19 at 17:13
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Quad Q8400-$230
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
27.1% Poor
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 93
33% 70.2 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 141
18% 136 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 36%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6870
Sapphire(174B 174B) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.0
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 55.3
Reflection 40.7
Parallax 62.7
14% 52.9 fps
MRender 28.7
Gravity 46.6
Splatting 45.8
12% 40.4 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 13%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD502HI 500GB-$154
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 30 35 41 42 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
16% Very poor
Read 22.3
Write 18
Mixed 15
SusWrite 33.6
16% 22.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 16%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
17.4% Very poor
MC Read 6.3
MC Write 5.8
MC Mixed 5.6
17% 5.9 GB/s
SC Read 3.7
SC Write 3.7
SC Mixed 4.2
11% 3.87 GB/s
Latency 130
31% 130 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 17.4%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-G31M-ES2L Builds (Compare 2,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $131
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