Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 30.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2.61% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (61%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star GE620/GE620DX/FX620DX/FX623
MotherboardMSI MS-16G5  (all builds)
Memory0.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20110926
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 09 '19 at 19:40
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 61%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-2430M-$106
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
30.5% Below average
1-Core 60
2-Core 102
39% 80.9 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 130
18% 131 Pts
64-Core 133
9% 133 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 555M
MSI(1462 108D) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
2.61% Terrible
Lighting 16.6
Reflection 17.3
Parallax 4.9
4% 12.9 fps
MRender 5.4
Gravity 9.6
Splatting 11.6
2% 8.87 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 2.61%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
678GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 457 474 475 492 497 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 85% Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya M2S4G64CB8HD5N-CG 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
29.8% Poor
MC Read 10
MC Write 9.4
MC Mixed 9
27% 9.47 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 7.7
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 30%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-16G5 Builds (Compare 283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%

Motherboard: MSI MS-16G5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $307
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