Gigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 90.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150920
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:02
Run Duration63 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i7-4790K-$326
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 441
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 679
MC Mixed 678
100% 665 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 101%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB-$62
284GB free
Firmware: SD1A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
49% Average
Read 87.6
Write 83
Mixed 83.8
64% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.44
95% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$128
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 21.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 73%
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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-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 206 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $695
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