Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics25% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140603
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 03:22
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$159
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
83% Excellent
Memory 94.8
1-Core 106
2-Core 210
81% 137 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 411
56% 412 Pts
64-Core 410
28% 410 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.5.1
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
25% Poor
Lighting 106
Reflection 82.4
Parallax 134
28% 107 fps
MRender 59.8
Gravity 92.7
Splatting 85.9
25% 79.5 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 25%
Great: 25%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$68
605GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 120 112 134 141 145 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 164
Write 175
Mixed 110
SusWrite 123
106% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
246% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL9 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
36.1% Below average
MC Read 11.7
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 10.5
32% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 11.5
SC Mixed 11.3
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 70%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97M-DS3H Builds (Compare 1,819 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $824
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