Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 82%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:05
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
82% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 409
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 507
MC Mixed 460
74% 490 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 82%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Lighting 242
Reflection 206
Parallax 223
73% 224 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 221
Splatting 172
78% 182 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$165
48GB free
Firmware: CS13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 503
Write 339
Mixed 341
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 10.3
110% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 47
99% 204 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
660GB free
Firmware: CC82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
32.2% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 8.7
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 10.1
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.2%
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-Z97M-DS3H Builds (Compare 540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $746
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