Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Run History
3 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-HD3  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 24 '21 at 12:59
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4570-$298
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Memory 91.2
1-Core 103
2-Core 202
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 382
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 630
Asus(1043 8400) 2GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 353.62
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
4% Terrible
Lighting 4.6
Reflection 6.4
Parallax 2.4
4% 4.47 fps
MRender 6.4
Gravity 5.2
Splatting 3.8
4% 5.13 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Vaseky V800/120G 120GB
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FW191129
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 442
Write 358
Mixed 75.8
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 10.3
4K Mixed 5.9
64% 16.6 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 15.4
DQ Mixed 7.8
20% 46.6 MB/s
Poor: 34% Great: 79%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$80
316GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 68 68 68 69 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 93.8
Write 89.5
Mixed 63
SusWrite 67.7
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 20.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97M-HD3 Builds (Compare 790 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $289
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