Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 good.
Graphics58.1% 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 Drive100% 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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150420
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 16:55
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
71% Very good
Memory 87.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 207
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 349
44% 328 Pts
64-Core 316
21% 316 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 1857 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Lighting 71.6
Reflection 79.6
Parallax 78.9
58% 76.7 fps
MRender 74.3
Gravity 72
Splatting 62.5
58% 69.6 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 213 247 270 247 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 437
Write 431
Mixed 385
SusWrite 252
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 44.9
166% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 100%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
52% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 17.3
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 69.6
57% 69.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97M-D3H Builds (Compare 892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $884
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