Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 55.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB 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 11 years and 2 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-A55M-DS2  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120229
Uptime8.1 Days
Run DateSep 25 '18 at 19:19
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Athlon II X4 641
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
55.4% Above average
Memory 76.1
1-Core 53.4
2-Core 104
50% 77.7 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 201
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing below potential (41st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.2% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 109
Parallax 139
32% 123 fps
MRender 82.6
Gravity 118
Splatting 82.1
32% 94.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$38
13GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 75 73 73 76 79 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
43.6% Average
Read 76.8
Write 74.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 74.7
51% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 70%
Samsung HD160HJ 160GB
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BF100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 31 26 28 37 37 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Read 33
Write 39.8
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 30.6
25% 33.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
36.1% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 11.6
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 5.8
SC Mixed 8.6
20% 7 GB/s
Latency 88.1
45% 88.1 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-A55M-DS2 Builds (Compare 382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 - $73

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