Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory18.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 09:48
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 386
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 404
MC Mixed 403
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 2975) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
67.9% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 195
Parallax 210
64% 203 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 196
Splatting 141
71% 164 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$98
46GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 72% Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
3TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 163
Mixed 161
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.24
94% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 155
Write 156
Mixed 136
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.11
43% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$61
48GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 156
Mixed 154
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 0.68
4K Mixed 0.17
39% 0.34 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 107%
Seagate Desktop 1TB
431GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 40.4
Write 41.6
Mixed 38.8
52% 40.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.38
68% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 24GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
48.8% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 14.5
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 505 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3 - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,034
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