Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 67.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
Boot Drive46.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120223
Uptime21.1 Days
Run DateApr 06 '19 at 01:25
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-2500K-$246
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
67.6% Good
Memory 95.1
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 186
76% 125 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 326
35% 273 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.6% Above average
Lighting 63.9
Reflection 67.1
Parallax 65.1
53% 65.4 fps
MRender 72.6
Gravity 62.1
Splatting 53.6
42% 62.8 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron_M500_MTFDDAK480MAV 480GB
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 204 183 194 186 189 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
46.3% Average
Read 226
Write 236
Mixed 152
SusWrite 195
46% 202 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 33.3
4K Mixed 21.1
70% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 47.2
DQ Mixed 63.4
51% 73.5 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 99%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$450
521GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 90 93 93 93 93 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 94.3
Write 85.3
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 92.2
58% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 62%
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$66
516GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 100 101 102 101 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
56% Above average
Read 94.5
Write 99.5
Mixed 73
SusWrite 100
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 56%
Great: 64%
WD My Book 1140 3TB
2TB free, PID 1140
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 130 130 131 131 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 127
Write 130
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 130
162% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
126% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 57%
WD easystore 25FB 8TB
2TB free, PID 25fb
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 88 89 90 90 89 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 120
Write 131
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 89.7
140% 104 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.4
222% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 19.4
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 17.8
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Builds (Compare 805 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $299
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