Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics11.7% is a very low 3D score (GTX 980 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive47.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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 7 years and 6 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EX38-DS5  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 20 '16 at 13:02
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$50
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
33.4% Below average
SC Int 91.1
SC Float 53.2
SC Mixed 67.1
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 106
QC Mixed 133
32% 141 Pts
MC Int 184
MC Float 106
MC Mixed 135
22% 142 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 275-$250
MSI(1462 1772) 896MB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 9.18.13.4144
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
11.7% Very poor
Lighting 41.1
Reflection 26.2
Parallax 19.9
6% 29.1 fps
MRender 21.3
Gravity 33.1
Splatting 16.8
17% 23.7 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 11.7%
Great: 12%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$48
78GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
47.3% Average
Read 252
Write 122
Mixed 166
40% 180 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 11.7
84% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 39
54% 98.2 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 65%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$57
368GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
48.5% Average
Read 91.6
Write 77.2
Mixed 53.5
55% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.47
114% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
2048, 1024, 2048, 1024 MB
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
24.1% Poor
MC Read 8
MC Write 7.9
MC Mixed 7.1
22% 7.67 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 7.5
22% 7.53 GB/s
Latency 91.5
44% 91.5 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-EX38-DS5 Builds (Compare 12 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5

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