Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 50%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics39% 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)
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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 06 '18 at 09:39
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.4% Good
SC Int 98.4
SC Float 96
SC Mixed 97
78% 97.1 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 316
QC Mixed 308
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 517
75% 504 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Device(107D 2763) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
39% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 111
Parallax 123
40% 122 fps
MRender 79.3
Gravity 111
Splatting 73.5
38% 87.8 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$87
105GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 99.5
Write 145
Mixed 114
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 5.38
4K Mixed 0.65
195% 2.19 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 17.7
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 18.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 57.1%
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-D3H Builds (Compare 922 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $966
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