Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics26.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive80.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 19:46
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 454
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 453
69% 458 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$205
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2104 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (72 fps cap detected)
26.8% Poor
Lighting 72
Reflection 72
Parallax 72
22% 72 fps
MRender 72
Gravity 72
Splatting 72
30% 72 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$68
9GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 514
Write 333
Mixed 348
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 10.2
99% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 45.6
95% 194 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
564GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 147
Mixed 146
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.22
105% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1866 C8 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 27.5
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 26
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 48.3
83% 48.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 114%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97M-DS3H Builds (Compare 540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $764
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