Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 27%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 83.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics19.7% 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.
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
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-HD3  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 08:27
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 418
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 557
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 592
87% 583 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-$120
Gigabyte(1458 3642) 2GB
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Lighting 60.1
Reflection 41.8
Parallax 54.5
18% 52.1 fps
MRender 48
Gravity 58.4
Splatting 38.5
21% 48.3 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$180
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 193
Mixed 190
146% 193 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.47
172% 1.89 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$43
258GB free
Firmware: SM11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 83.9
Write 103
Mixed 82.7
68% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 5.08
4K Mixed 0.49
170% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 54%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
58.6% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 16.6
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20.4
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 78%
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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-HD3 Builds (Compare 578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 57%
Desktop 53%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $676
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