Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 52%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.85% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive59.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20120919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 16:10
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-3250-$58
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3250 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
52% Above average
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 173
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 246
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
Nvidia(10DE 0879) 1GB
CLim: 833 MHz, MLim: 927 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
8.85% Terrible
Lighting 30.2
Reflection 30.9
Parallax 27.3
8% 29.5 fps
MRender 27.6
Gravity 31.2
Splatting 26.2
9% 28.3 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.85%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
AMD Radeon R3 120GB
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0422C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 85 49 59 55 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 378
Write 211
Mixed 293
SusWrite 83.7
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 34.1
116% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 41.6
40% 59 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
51.5% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 16
46% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z77-DS3H Builds (Compare 6,108 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $924
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