Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 52.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics63.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:17
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4590-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
52.3% Above average
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 212
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 211
MC Mixed 196
31% 207 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
63.6% Good
Lighting 196
Reflection 152
Parallax 236
65% 195 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 157
Splatting 171
62% 150 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 68%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
648GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 163
Write 141
Mixed 140
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.32
115% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
33.2% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 8.7
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 10
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 35%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97-HD3 Builds (Compare 2,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3 - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $885
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