Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 71.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97M-HD3  (all builds)
Memory6.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 09 '16 at 23:41
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$130
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
71.8% Very good
1-Core 107
2-Core 213
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 410
56% 409 Pts
64-Core 409
28% 409 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6143
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
63.3% Good
Lighting 249
Reflection 232
Parallax 249
65% 243 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 229
Splatting 162
64% 188 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 66%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 398
Mixed 415
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 19.1
124% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 19.4
91% 207 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 994043 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
55.2% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 17.3
54% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97M-HD3 Builds (Compare 1,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $774
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