Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H

Performance Results

Gaming 52%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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 66.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.1% 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 Drive84.6% 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-H97M-D3H  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140603
Uptime8.2 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '17 at 03:12
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 26%

 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 i5-4590-$80
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
66.3% Good
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 200
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 374
51% 373 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Lighting 205
Reflection 175
Parallax 193
54% 191 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 190
Splatting 123
53% 155 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 476
Write 264
Mixed 268
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 28.7
129% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 18.2
73% 166 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 125%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$67
835GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 99.1
Write 104
Mixed 90.5
74% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.39
98% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 59%
Seagate Portable 1TB
433GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Read 87.2
Write 87.3
Mixed 67
102% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.29
74% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-040.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
48% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 15.7
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 15.3
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 48%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97M-D3H Builds (Compare 5,283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $783
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