Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 19%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 30.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics26.2% 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 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (84%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemGigabyte G31M-ES2L
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G31M-S2L  (all builds)
Memory0.6 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '20 at 06:30
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 84%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Duo E7400-$130
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Memory 55.2
1-Core 16.7
2-Core 21
25% 31 Pts
4-Core 32
8-Core 38.6
5% 35.3 Pts
64-Core 45.9
3% 45.9 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
AMD(1002 0B04) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 27.20.12033.2007
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.2% Poor
Lighting 33.4
Reflection 35.9
Parallax 43.4
27% 37.6 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 31.7
Splatting 24.7
25% 28.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST31000333AS 1TB-$180
908GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 36 31 16 16 11 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
14% Very poor
Read 27.5
Write 26.3
Mixed 16.2
SusWrite 21.3
17% 22.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 14%
Great: 67%
2GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.7 5 4.9 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
3% Terrible
Read 12.3
Write 2.2
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 4.6
6% 5.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
3% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB DIMM
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
11.8% Very poor
MC Read 3.7
MC Write 3.7
MC Mixed 3.9
11% 3.77 GB/s
SC Read 2.9
SC Write 2.4
SC Mixed 2.5
7% 2.6 GB/s
Latency 143
28% 143 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 11.8%
Great: 27%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-G31M-S2L Builds (Compare 738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

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