Sony VGN-FZ38M

Performance Results

Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 23.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.87% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive10% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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.
Very high background CPU (71%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemSony VGN-FZ38M  (all builds)
MotherboardSony VAIO
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB
Display1280 x 800 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20071221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 01 '20 at 16:37
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 71%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Duo T8100-$78
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
23.1% Poor
Memory 39.7
1-Core 17.6
2-Core 25.1
20% 27.5 Pts
4-Core 38.7
8-Core 45.7
6% 42.2 Pts
64-Core 12.9
1% 12.9 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT
Sony(104D 9005) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 342.01
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
0.87% Terrible
Lighting 1.17
Reflection 1.96
Parallax 0.19
1% 1.11 fps
MRender 3.1
Gravity 0.57
Splatting 1.57
1% 1.74 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.87%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L2 SSD 128G 128GB
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 16 51 95 106 76 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
10% Very poor
Read 64.8
Write 11.7
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 59.8
12% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 6.9
10% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 10%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
6.26% Terrible
MC Read 2.6
MC Write 1.6
MC Mixed 1.2
5% 1.8 GB/s
SC Read 1.8
SC Write 1.6
SC Mixed 1.2
4% 1.53 GB/s
Latency 204
20% 204 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 6.26%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical VGN-FZ38M Builds (Compare 2 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Sony VGN-FZ38M

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $78
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