Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 64.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics31.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateNov 22 '19 at 03:02
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
64.2% Good
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 208
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 342
48% 348 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 358.91
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
31.3% Below average
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 117
Parallax 126
0% 81.2 fps
MRender 83.1
Gravity 121
Splatting 83.2
33% 95.7 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$79
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 108 98 112 111 107 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Read 72.3
Write 99.8
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 104
56% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
V01L3L84GB52852816 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
51.8% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 17.1
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 13.2
38% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 7,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $742
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