Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 18.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics100% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G31M-S2L  (all builds)
Memory1.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20081106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '18 at 13:55
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo E8400-$34
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
18.7% Very poor
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 105
38% 79.5 Pts
4-Core 106
8-Core 106
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 19%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB; MSI GTX 1080 Armor
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Lighting 109
Reflection 163
Parallax 315
57% 196 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 409
Splatting 255
132% 302 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 100%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$27
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 36
Write 47.1
Mixed 37.5
30% 40.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 28% Great: 72%
WD Blue 250GB (2008)-$60
16GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 89 95 94 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 89.2
Write 89.5
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 89.8
61% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 59%
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1TB-$60
367GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 79 79 80 79 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 79.2
Write 41.8
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 79.2
45% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
19.5% Very poor
MC Read 6.8
MC Write 6
MC Mixed 5.7
18% 6.17 GB/s
SC Read 4.2
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 5.8
15% 5.37 GB/s
Latency 98.2
41% 98.2 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-G31M-S2L Builds (Compare 1,370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $214
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