Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics77% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive56.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:28
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i7-4790K-$329
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
75.3% Very good
SC Int 126
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 350
78% 346 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 486
73% 485 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
77% Very good
Lighting 249
Reflection 213
Parallax 227
74% 230 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 224
Splatting 175
79% 184 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$110
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 511
Write 331
Mixed 356
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 5.92
4K Write 16.3
4K Mixed 0.04
18% 7.43 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 22.7
77% 170 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
667GB free
Firmware: CC82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 51% Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
34% Below average
MC Read 11.6
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 9.6
30% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 10.7
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97M-DS3H Builds (Compare 779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $672
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HDDRAMUSB
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