Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 17.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics52.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive40.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:34
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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 Core i5-4460-$184
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 1 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
17.9% Very poor
SC Int 61.9
SC Float 44.7
SC Mixed 41.9
40% 49.5 Pts
QC Int 75.9
QC Float 49.3
QC Mixed 65.4
14% 63.5 Pts
MC Int 73.4
MC Float 57.1
MC Mixed 69.5
10% 66.7 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 72%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Lighting 104
Reflection 163
Parallax 182
41% 150 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 174
Splatting 126
61% 140 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 71%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
4.99% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 16.7
Parallax 19.2
4% 15.7 fps
MRender 17.8
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 17.1
5% 13.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.99%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 204 175 192 254 198 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 227
Write 313
Mixed 188
SusWrite 220
54% 237 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 19.6
4K Mixed 10.9
47% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 82.6
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 61.5
56% 83.8 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
120GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 293 196 220 324 288 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
58.9% Above average
Read 273
Write 142
Mixed 267
SusWrite 269
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 24.7
84% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 91.6
DQ Mixed 62.2
62% 102 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
26.2% Poor
MC Read 6.7
MC Write 8.5
MC Mixed 8.8
23% 8 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 10.1
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 87.2
46% 87.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $772
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