Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics53.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G31M-S2L  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090204
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJan 10 '18 at 09:34
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600-$190
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
52.2% Above average
Memory 76.4
1-Core 42.1
2-Core 84.5
45% 67.7 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 163
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 164
11% 164 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.4% Above average
Lighting 210
Reflection 178
Parallax 218
55% 202 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 191
Splatting 134
54% 159 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$33
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 78.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 29.8
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.31
83% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 72%
Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB-$28
55GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 67.5
Write 71.3
Mixed 18.3
38% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.37
84% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
19.3% Very poor
MC Read 7.3
MC Write 5.1
MC Mixed 5.3
17% 5.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 5.7
16% 5.5 GB/s
Latency 87.4
46% 87.4 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 43%
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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-S2L Builds (Compare 1,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $215
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