Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics36.2% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime9.4 Days
Run DateApr 03 '19 at 02:57
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4570-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
62.5% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 204
72% 153 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 390
54% 391 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Nvidia(10DE 1033) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
36.2% Below average
Lighting 128
Reflection 103
Parallax 167
35% 133 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 149
Splatting 83.6
38% 115 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingdian S280 120GB
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1008A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 155 142 145 146 145 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 377
Mixed 380
SusWrite 166
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 59.5
191% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 120
139% 238 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
P4-240 240GB
66GB free
Firmware: H181026
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 421 414 414 425 87 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 456
Write 422
Mixed 376
SusWrite 344
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 35.5
152% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 84.8
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 128
115% 168 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
62.7% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 20.4
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 63%
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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).

Typical GA-Z97M-DS3H Builds (Compare 1,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $949
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