Gigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 80.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics5.73% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.7 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 11:53
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 (69th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 392
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 588
87% 583 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 87%
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 way above expectations (88th percentile)
5.73% Terrible
Lighting 12.3
Reflection 18.2
Parallax 23.2
5% 17.9 fps
MRender 21.3
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 18.9
6% 15.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.73%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$70
237GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
70.1% Very good
Read 105
Write 138
Mixed 123
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 5.35
4K Mixed 0.67
195% 2.18 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 104%
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 above expectations (69th percentile)
56.3% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 16.7
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 17.3
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.3%
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 300 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $680
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