Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (2nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 98 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 29%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics42.5% 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (99%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory7.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateOct 04 '19 at 11:49
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 99%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$165
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
29% Poor
Memory 34.6
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 81.6
30% 51.6 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 138
19% 137 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 29%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
PNY(196E 119F) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.5% Average
Lighting 163
Reflection 135
Parallax 126
43% 141 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 153
Splatting 109
43% 127 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
471GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 106 96 109 91 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 77.5
Write 133
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 95.5
60% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$90
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 1.7 7.6 13 10 9.6 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 43% Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3-1600 CL11 8GB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
21.7% Poor
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 8.5
MC Mixed 5.5
23% 8.1 GB/s
SC Read 3.8
SC Write 5.7
SC Mixed 4.1
13% 4.53 GB/s
Latency 229
18% 229 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 21.7%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 2,361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $771
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