Gigabyte GA-EQ45M-S2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 26%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 24.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics8.55% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
Memory4.5GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 4.5GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 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 (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EQ45M-S2  (all builds)
Memory2.7 GB free of 4.5 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090227
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:49
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core2 Duo E8400-$41
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
24.1% Poor
SC Int 71.9
SC Float 40.4
SC Mixed 50.6
44% 54.3 Pts
QC Int 135
QC Float 74
QC Mixed 96.8
23% 102 Pts
MC Int 143
MC Float 80.9
MC Mixed 104
17% 109 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 26%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
XFX(1682 2373) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
8.55% Terrible
Lighting 35.1
Reflection 27.3
Parallax 12.4
8% 24.9 fps
MRender 18.8
Gravity 25.5
Splatting 15.8
9% 20 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.55%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$15
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.06H05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 60.5
Write 57.5
Mixed 30.9
37% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.21
70% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
20GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 145
104% 145 MB/s
Poor: 39% Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GB
null MHz
2048, 512, 1024, 1024 MB
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
18.9% Very poor
MC Read 5.7
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 5.8
17% 5.93 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 5.9
SC Mixed 5.1
15% 5.3 GB/s
Latency 98.6
41% 98.6 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.9%
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 GA-EQ45M-S2 Builds (Compare 53 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 19%
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EQ45M-S2

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