Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.4% 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 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140603
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:44
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
70.1% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 338
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 409
62% 414 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$124
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
39.4% Below average
Lighting 140
Reflection 82.3
Parallax 67.7
35% 96.8 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 126
Splatting 84.9
42% 97.7 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
122GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 120
Write 146
Mixed 135
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.3
84% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
39.8% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 11.5
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 11.5
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 40%
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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 507 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $782
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