Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 37.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.22% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive49.3% 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 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (81%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20110726
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:41
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 81%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i3-2100-$86
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
37.5% Below average
SC Int 65.2
SC Float 67.2
SC Mixed 60.4
51% 64.3 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 181
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 177
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 180
27% 183 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 2000 (Desktop 1.1 GHz)
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4229
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.22% Terrible
Lighting 3.3
Reflection 3.7
Parallax 3.1
1% 3.37 fps
MRender 3.5
Gravity 2.3
Splatting 4.6
1% 3.47 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.22%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ VERTEX3 60GB
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
49.3% Average
Read 326
Write 78.5
Mixed 119
38% 175 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 13
102% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 78
DQ Mixed 11.6
21% 40.2 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 67%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 144
Write 139
Mixed 86.4
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.19
88% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$40
466GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 78
Write 82.4
Mixed 31.4
47% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.37
115% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
null MHz
4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
26% Poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 8.3
MC Mixed 8.2
24% 8.33 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 7.8
20% 7.07 GB/s
Latency 78.3
51% 78.3 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 26%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Builds (Compare 1,351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $711
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