Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop 50%
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 70.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.2% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111012
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:07
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-2500K-$246
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
70.5% Very good
SC Int 94.8
SC Float 97.7
SC Mixed 97
77% 96.5 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 365
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 377
57% 382 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 265-$150
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.8.2
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
27.2% Poor
Lighting 80.3
Reflection 74.2
Parallax 102
27% 85.6 fps
MRender 54.7
Gravity 64.1
Splatting 78.8
27% 65.9 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.2%
Great: 32%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$68
460GB free
Firmware: CC24 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 166
Write 145
Mixed 81
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.21
77% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 108%
Seagate ST9500325ASG 500GB
247GB free
Firmware: 0009APM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
36.5% Below average
Read 65
Write 62
Mixed 24
37% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.36
72% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
4096, 4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
42.7% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 13.1
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Builds (Compare 728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $811
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