Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 71%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.6% 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.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory2.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140610
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateNov 26 '19 at 18:49
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$223
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
71% Very good
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 212
72% 155 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 421
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 71%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
41.6% Average
Lighting 159
Reflection 91.4
Parallax 215
42% 155 fps
MRender 70
Gravity 164
Splatting 100
42% 111 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 42%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
812GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 42 53 45 76 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
21.6% Poor
Read 18.5
Write 98.5
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 56.6
36% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
61% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 21.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.4
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 19.3
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97-HD3 Builds (Compare 4,056 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3 - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $957
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