Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
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 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 51.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35.2% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but 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 (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140628
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:22
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 45%

 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 i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
51.6% Above average
SC Int 87
SC Float 72.3
SC Mixed 78.3
63% 79.2 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 247
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 340
52% 344 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 2956) 2GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 104
Reflection 94.6
Parallax 104
32% 101 fps
MRender 77.5
Gravity 105
Splatting 79.8
38% 87.4 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 74 72 73 83 77 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
22.4% Poor
Read 4.5
Write 66
Mixed 12
SusWrite 73.2
28% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 116%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$70
49GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 54 52 54 53 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
38.3% Below average
Read 79.5
Write 73
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 53.4
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 68%
WD Green 500GB (2009)-$20
465GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 84 82 83 85 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 92.2
Write 83.7
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 83.5
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D18ADS3.16FK 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
57.7% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 19.3
58% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 17.9
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 74%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3 - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $881
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