Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2

Performance Results

Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 55%
Workstation 29%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics3.91% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive43.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H81M-DS2  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150806
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 11:38
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i3-4170-$128
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
55.1% Above average
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 230
55% 243 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 283
MC Mixed 271
40% 268 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Desktop 1.15 GHz)
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
3.91% Terrible
Lighting 9.7
Reflection 14.1
Parallax 14.5
4% 12.8 fps
MRender 7.8
Gravity 7
Splatting 17.7
4% 10.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.91%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB-$48
4GB free
Firmware: 6.0.7 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 343
Write 117
Mixed 155
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 40.1
4K Mixed 11.3
62% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 73.7
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 25.2
39% 72 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 65%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$22
192GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 147
Mixed 99.9
109% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.23
92% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
31.9% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 9.8
MC Mixed 9.1
28% 9.97 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 10.1
28% 9.73 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 31.9%
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-H81M-DS2 Builds (Compare 1,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 49%
Workstation 20%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 - $51

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $282
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