Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 23%
Desktop 27%
Workstation 19%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 29.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics31.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-EP45-DS4  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20080612
Uptime2 Days
Run DateOct 08 '18 at 19:48
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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 Q9400-$150
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
29.6% Poor
SC Int 50
SC Float 36.5
SC Mixed 45.3
35% 43.9 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 121
QC Mixed 146
36% 157 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 120
MC Mixed 151
24% 158 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
Gigabyte(1458 229A) 3GB
CLim: 1072 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
31.5% Below average
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 85.2
Parallax 170
19% 85 fps
MRender 67.8
Gravity 118
Splatting 99.1
41% 95.1 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3500410AS 500GB
47GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 81 83 86 88 86 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
48.6% Average
Read 86
Write 81.5
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 83.3
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 72%
WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 14 11 6.9 8.7 17 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
22.2% Poor
Read 65
Write 64.2
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 12.2
36% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0
43% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
15% Very poor
MC Read 4.6
MC Write 4.8
MC Mixed 4.9
14% 4.77 GB/s
SC Read 3.5
SC Write 3.7
SC Mixed 4.2
11% 3.8 GB/s
Latency 122
33% 122 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 15%
Great: 46%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-EP45-DS4 Builds (Compare 120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation 22%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $335
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