Toshiba Satellite A500

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 19.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.82% 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.
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 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 6 months 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.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
21 months ago, 21 months ago.
SystemToshiba Satellite A500  (all builds)
MotherboardTOSHIBA KSKAA
Memory1.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111124
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 30 '18 at 21:49
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo P7450-$90
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
19.1% Very poor
1-Core 38.3
2-Core 76.7
27% 57.5 Pts
4-Core 76.3
8-Core 76.7
10% 76.5 Pts
64-Core 75
5% 75 Pts
Poor: 9%
This bench: 19.1%
Great: 19%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
Toshiba(1179 FF00) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 332.21
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
1.82% Terrible
Lighting 7.1
Reflection 9.5
Parallax 3
2% 6.53 fps
MRender 10.2
Gravity 5
Splatting 6.1
2% 7.1 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.82%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MK5055GSX 500GB-$46
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
22.9% Poor
Read 40.7
Write 38.9
Mixed 22.1
25% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.17
49% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 22.9%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
18% Very poor
MC Read 6.9
MC Write 5.2
MC Mixed 5
16% 5.7 GB/s
SC Read 4.7
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 5.5
14% 5.07 GB/s
Latency 109
37% 109 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18%
Great: 37%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Satellite A500 Builds (Compare 351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba Satellite A500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $56
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