Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics23.8% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140603
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 00:17
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Memory 87.3
1-Core 109
2-Core 194
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 629
64% 504 Pts
64-Core 611
41% 611 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
23.8% Poor
Lighting 28.3
Reflection 36.7
Parallax 27.7
23% 30.9 fps
MRender 35.2
Gravity 30.2
Splatting 26.6
25% 30.7 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 23.8%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$82
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 32 34 74 127 171 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 166
Write 183
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 85.5
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
26.7% Poor
MC Read 8.8
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 7.3
24% 8.27 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 7.4
23% 8 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 36%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 26: 3R 2G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
26% 32% 31 140 15 60 24.1" 1920 1200 DELA02E DELL E248WFP
History: Score 12: 1R 1G 4B | Score 26: 3R 2G 5B
Typical GA-Z97M-DS3H Builds (Compare 919 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $695
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