MSI G31TM-P21 (MS-7529)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 24.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics30.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive32% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMICRO-STAR MS-7529
MotherboardMSI G31TM-P21 (MS-7529)  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090810
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 12:05
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550-$270
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
24.3% Poor
1-Core 41.5
2-Core 90.4
30% 65.9 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 128
16% 123 Pts
64-Core 50.6
3% 50.6 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-Ti-$362
Zotac(19DA 1280) 2GB
CLim: 1215 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Lighting 91.4
Reflection 81.6
Parallax 138
24% 104 fps
MRender 84.1
Gravity 110
Splatting 62.3
31% 85.5 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZ7TE256HMHP-000H1 256GB
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT09H0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 55 53 50 53 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
32% Below average
Read 206
Write 125
Mixed 120
SusWrite 56.8
28% 127 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 35.5
4K Mixed 11.5
63% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 56.1
DQ Mixed 26.7
25% 36.9 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 32%
Great: 89%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$23
451GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 117 117 116 118 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 118
Write 118
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 116
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GB
0, 0 MHz
2048, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
11.5% Very poor
MC Read 3.7
MC Write 4
MC Mixed 4.4
12% 4.03 GB/s
SC Read 2.4
SC Write 1.4
SC Mixed 0.7
4% 1.5 GB/s
Latency 171
23% 171 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.5%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical G31TM-P21 (MS-7529) Builds (Compare 744 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI G31TM-P21 (MS-7529)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $110
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