Gigabyte GA-946-S3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 15.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.17% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years 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.
Run History
12 days ago, 12 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-946-S3  (all builds)
Memory1.3 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20070524
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 06 '17 at 19:22
Run Duration296 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 6400
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
15.7% Very poor
SC Int 52
SC Float 24.3
SC Mixed 33.1
29% 36.5 Pts
QC Int 103
QC Float 47.7
QC Mixed 63.8
16% 71.5 Pts
MC Int 78.6
MC Float 33.1
MC Mixed 55.6
8% 55.8 Pts
Poor: 10%
This bench: 15.7%
Great: 17%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon X1300
Sapphire(174B 5920) 256MB
Driver: atiumdag.dll Ver. 8.56.1.16
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
0.17% Terrible
Lighting 1.2
Reflection 2.8
Parallax 1.4
0% 1.8 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.17%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$110
859GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69% Good
Read 121
Write 119
Mixed 84.3
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.28
95% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 69%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
640GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 159
Write 118
Mixed 68
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.17
4K Write 0.15
4K Mixed 0.07
18% 0.13 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 107%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$135
179GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
45% Average
Read 81.4
Write 75.4
Mixed 65.8
56% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.27
72% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 45%
Great: 61%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
1GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance (0th percentile)
9.15% Terrible
Read 16
Write 15.7
Mixed 15
12% 15.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.59
4K Mixed 0.17
44% 0.36 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 9.15%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 4 slots used
2GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
16.3% Very poor
MC Read 6.1
MC Write 4.6
MC Mixed 4.1
14% 4.93 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 4.8
SC Mixed 4.8
14% 4.83 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 8%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-946-S3 Builds (Compare 6 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-946-S3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $209
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