Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 92%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics54.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150803
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 15 '19 at 21:59
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User IRN-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-3GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
92% Outstanding
Memory 94.2
1-Core 140
2-Core 277
97% 171 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 746
79% 615 Pts
64-Core 748
50% 748 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.2% Above average
Lighting 192
Reflection 163
Parallax 168
51% 174 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 196
Splatting 153
55% 167 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 240GB
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 964
Write 806
Mixed 404
160% 724 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 56.2
209% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 471
DQ Write 613
DQ Mixed 298
293% 460 MB/s
Poor: 57% Great: 137%
Toshiba MQ01ABD050V -63 500GB
153GB free
Firmware: AX0A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 100 100 100 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 102
Write 98.5
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 99.6
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF51264AZ-1G6M1 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 16.5
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 20.1
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 602 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3 - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $460
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