Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L

Performance Results

Gaming 15%
Desktop 29%
Workstation 16%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 31.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics10.6% 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 Drive39.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L  (all builds)
Memory2.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20080916
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '17 at 11:10
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 Quad Q8200-$49
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
31.8% Below average
SC Int 57.3
SC Float 31.9
SC Mixed 42.6
35% 43.9 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 133
QC Mixed 167
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 133
MC Mixed 168
27% 177 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 33%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 275-$250
Gigabyte(1458 34DC) 1.8GB
Ram: 1.8GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
10.6% Very poor
Lighting 40.9
Reflection 27.3
Parallax 20.5
10% 29.6 fps
MRender 22.2
Gravity 33.9
Splatting 17.3
11% 24.5 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 10.6%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
78GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
39.6% Below average
Read 205
Write 111
Mixed 130
33% 148 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 12.2
77% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 27.4
DQ Write 81.9
DQ Mixed 10.8
21% 40 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$28
19GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 103
Write 76.4
Mixed 50.1
57% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.29
85% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x1GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
20.9% Poor
MC Read 6.8
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 6.3
19% 6.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 5.8
18% 6.1 GB/s
Latency 95.9
42% 95.9 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 20.9%
Great: 26%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-EP31-DS3L Builds (Compare 478 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 29%
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L

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