Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 77.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics29.9% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150803
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 15:36
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
77.1% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 402
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 406
60% 403 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Gigabyte(1458 354E) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
29.9% Poor
Lighting 75.6
Reflection 63.8
Parallax 113
28% 84.1 fps
MRender 70.4
Gravity 90.1
Splatting 57.7
32% 72.7 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
244GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 164
Write 150
Mixed 138
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.25
77% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$35
100GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
32% Below average
Read 64.3
Write 47.4
Mixed 60.5
43% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 0.28
4K Mixed 0.11
32% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 32%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD3-1600 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
47.1% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 13.8
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.9
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 49%
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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 594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $914
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