Gigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.25% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140628
Uptime34.9 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:50
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
77.2% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 385
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 573
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
5.25% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 16.7
Parallax 20.9
5% 16.3 fps
MRender 19.7
Gravity 6.9
Splatting 17.2
6% 14.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.25%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$134
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
58% Above average
Read 78.1
Write 123
Mixed 120
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 5.42
4K Mixed 0.56
184% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.3% Average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 16
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 14.5
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 82
49% 82 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 60%
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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 356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $703
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