Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 61%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics47% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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.
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-H81M-HD3  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 18:42
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
61% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 362
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
47% Average
Lighting 164
Reflection 180
Parallax 206
44% 183 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 193
Splatting 128
51% 157 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$55
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 39 55 58 49 61 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
41% Average
Read 91.7
Write 97
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 50.7
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 41%
Great: 86%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$98
43GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 166 175 178 172 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 143
Write 160
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 164
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
203% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$40
449GB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 180 160 174 182 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 95
Mixed 72
SusWrite 176
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19.5
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 19.3
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H81M-HD3 Builds (Compare 1,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $340
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