Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics1.19% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H  (all builds)
Memory1.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150420
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 13:33
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$117
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Memory 91.8
1-Core 91.6
2-Core 184
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 344
47% 345 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 210
Asus(1043 83F4) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.01
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
1.19% Terrible
Lighting 2.3
Reflection 0.1
Parallax 0.2
2% 0.87 fps
MRender 0.5
Gravity 0.5
Splatting 1.2
0% 0.73 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.19%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$40
1GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 54.5
Write 52.3
Mixed 45
38% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 71%
WD WD1001FAES-60Z2A0 1TB
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 35 37 23 26 26 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
23.4% Poor
Read 51.8
Write 50.5
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 29.2
33% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
164% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 23.4%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
32.3% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 8.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 10.5
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97M-D3H Builds (Compare 1,245 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $864
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