Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
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 (71st 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 i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
71.4% Very good
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 99.7
79% 99.3 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 371
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 347
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
41% Average
Lighting 125
Reflection 86.2
Parallax 125
39% 112 fps
MRender 86.4
Gravity 122
Splatting 87.6
43% 98.8 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$29
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: 48% Great: 97%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$129
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: 50%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 92%
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 (8th 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: 30%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical GA-Z97M-DS3H Builds (Compare 1,222 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $939
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