Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H

Performance Results

Gaming 71%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 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 68.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics76.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive83.8% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 27 '19 at 20:00
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690-$125
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
68.4% Good
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 204
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 363
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
76.9% Very good
Lighting 306
Reflection 281
Parallax 312
80% 300 fps
MRender 187
Gravity 285
Splatting 201
77% 224 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB-$100
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0922FS
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 55 36 172 433 400 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Read 479
Write 416
Mixed 379
SusWrite 199
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 40.7
133% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 258
192% 248 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
184GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 107 103 105 105 106 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 125
Write 134
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 105
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
199% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
53.8% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 16.8
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 13.7
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 90%
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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-D3H Builds (Compare 2,231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $935
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