Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.11% 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120321
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateJul 17 '19 at 15:50
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-2500K-$246
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
49.7% Average
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 165
60% 126 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 301
42% 307 Pts
64-Core 316
21% 316 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 74%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Desktop V1 1.1 GHz)
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 2.5GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
2.11% Terrible
Lighting 6.2
Reflection 8.4
Parallax 4.5
2% 6.37 fps
MRender 6.2
Gravity 3.4
Splatting 8.9
2% 6.17 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.11%
Great: 3%
Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Device(0000 0000) 1GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 267 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
2% Terrible
Lighting 6.8
Reflection 6.9
Parallax 1.4
2% 5.03 fps
MRender 5.2
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 4.3
2% 5.43 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
552GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 34 27 34 30 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Read 78.5
Write 76
Mixed 49
SusWrite 30.5
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
121% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
58.9% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 19
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 16
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 62%
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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-Z68P-DS3 Builds (Compare 1,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $602
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