Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 59.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140603
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 09 '19 at 21:28
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$186
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
59.2% Above average
1-Core 99.7
2-Core 186
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 372
51% 371 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$150
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
32.2% Below average
Lighting 125
Reflection 86.2
Parallax 125
32% 112 fps
MRender 86.4
Gravity 122
Splatting 87.6
32% 98.8 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$33
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900812
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 30 29 23 36 23 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 45% Great: 96%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$110
156GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 200 229 183 123 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 441
Mixed 340
SusWrite 200
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 41.6
154% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 180
167% 259 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
33.9% Below average
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 9.2
30% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 87%
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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 1,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $952
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