Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L

Performance Results

Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 16%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 35.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.93% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive42.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L  (all builds)
Memory0.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20100621
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateNov 27 '17 at 03:30
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User IRQ-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 Q9650-$100
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
35.4% Below average
SC Int 71.5
SC Float 42.5
SC Mixed 53.6
45% 55.9 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 174
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 255
MC Float 152
MC Mixed 197
31% 201 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
Nvidia(10DE 1117) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 266 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
3.93% Terrible
Lighting 11.9
Reflection 12.7
Parallax 10.9
4% 11.8 fps
MRender 9.4
Gravity 12.3
Splatting 7.1
4% 9.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.93%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
42.2% Average
Read 226
Write 195
Mixed 194
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 13.7
66% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 21.5
DQ Write 48.5
DQ Mixed 12.7
16% 27.6 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 81%
WD WD3200AVVS-63L2B0 320GB
135GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
36.8% Below average
Read 62.5
Write 65.4
Mixed 27.1
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.36
86% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 43%
Seagate STM3250318AS 250GB
46GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
41.7% Average
Read 72.8
Write 72.5
Mixed 23.1
41% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.28
73% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
17.9% Very poor
MC Read 5
MC Write 6.2
MC Mixed 5.7
16% 5.63 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 5.4
SC Mixed 3.3
13% 4.53 GB/s
Latency 97.4
41% 97.4 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-G41M-ES2L Builds (Compare 760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 29%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $165
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