Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 58.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics51.5% 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)
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120321
Uptime4.4 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 06:15
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2600-$205
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Memory 82.3
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 165
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 351
33% 268 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 496.49
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.5% Above average
Lighting 64.5
Reflection 98.2
Parallax 61.4
52% 74.7 fps
MRender 65.8
Gravity 62.6
Splatting 53.9
51% 60.8 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M550 256GB-$152
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 280
Write 342
Mixed 231
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 27.7
98% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 30.2
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 41.9
40% 59.4 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 112%
WD Re 4TB (2012)-$88
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 132 132 131 132 133 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 126
Write 132
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 128
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 14.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 12.5
SC Mixed 12
32% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 29: 2R 4G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
29% 46% 28 284 225 144 27" 2560 1440 GSM5BB4 LG ULTRAGEAR
Typical GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Builds (Compare 394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $636
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