Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 63.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemGigabyte Z97-D3H
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-D3H-CF  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit cores,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140617
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 30 '18 at 21:23
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$188
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
63.6% Good
SC Int 98
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 98.6
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 305
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 384
57% 377 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
EVGA(3842 2976) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
60.2% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 166
Parallax 199
59% 184 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 167
Splatting 113
61% 141 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
493GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 136
Write 131
Mixed 112
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.32
107% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67.4% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 20.8
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 19.9
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 67%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-D3H-CF Builds (Compare 2,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $795
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