Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 31.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics19.2% 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.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (72%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2  (all builds)
Memory0.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090817
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 02 '21 at 02:15
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 72%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Athlon II X2 240
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
31.8% Below average
Memory 53.1
1-Core 30.2
2-Core 53.1
31% 45.5 Pts
4-Core 62
8-Core 70.9
9% 66.4 Pts
64-Core 69
5% 69 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 49%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1280 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
19.2% Very poor
Lighting 20.8
Reflection 24.9
Parallax 31.7
17% 25.8 fps
MRender 30
Gravity 26.8
Splatting 24
22% 26.9 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 19.2%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPG3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 22 12 9.6 9.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
30.4% Below average
Read 90
Write 85.5
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 15.5
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 63%
WD WD1600AABS-00PRA0 160GB
18GB free
Firmware: 05.06H05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 40 39 41 41 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
24.2% Poor
Read 43.2
Write 40.5
Mixed 29
SusWrite 41
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 24.2%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
17.4% Very poor
MC Read 6.4
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 6.9
18% 6.2 GB/s
SC Read 2.7
SC Write 3.5
SC Mixed 2.8
9% 3 GB/s
Latency 149
27% 149 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 17.4%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-MA78LM-S2 Builds (Compare 62 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 51%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $113
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