Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics46.5% 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 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-D3H  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150803
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 18:42
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
62.6% Good
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 88.8
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 318
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 351
53% 355 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 73%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4264
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
5.18% Terrible
Lighting 10.7
Reflection 16.8
Parallax 20.4
4% 16 fps
MRender 19.6
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 17.5
6% 14.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.18%
Great: 6%
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
46.5% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 133
Parallax 195
49% 156 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 120
Splatting 83.8
44% 103 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$52
171GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
65% Good
Read 108
Write 118
Mixed 116
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.14
56% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 65%
Great: 107%
Generic Mass-Storage 16GB
6GB free, PID null
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
10.2% Very poor
Read 15.1
Write 15.9
Mixed 12
18% 14.3 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.89
86% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 10.2%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
61.9% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 64%
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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 1,612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $757
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