Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 63%
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-D3H  (all builds)
Memory2.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150803
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 15:15
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 i7-4770K-$468
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
85% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 411
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 642
MC Mixed 609
92% 613 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 85%
Great: 94%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 216
Reflection 175
Parallax 269
73% 220 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 203
Splatting 128
69% 158 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 71%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
5.74% Terrible
Lighting 13.6
Reflection 18.9
Parallax 23.9
5% 18.8 fps
MRender 17.6
Gravity 8.3
Splatting 20
6% 15.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.74%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 172
Mixed 156
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BD160B.M16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
30.4% Below average
MC Read 10.1
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 8.5
28% 9.63 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 8.4
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 34%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97M-D3H Builds (Compare 2,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $723
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