Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 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 47.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics3.12% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140628
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 17 '19 at 13:02
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$186
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
47.8% Average
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 172
60% 127 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 322
41% 304 Pts
64-Core 297
20% 297 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 60%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1887 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 163
Reflection 124
Parallax 157
42% 148 fps
Gravity 142
Splatting 95.1
42% 118 fps
Poor: 44% Great: 55%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
3.12% Terrible
Lighting 10.3
Reflection 15
Parallax 17.3
3% 14.2 fps
MRender 14.1
Gravity 6.6
Splatting 15.5
3% 12.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.12%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$130
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 26 27 29 32 27 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 74% Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$54
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 105 107 99 106 111 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 126
Write 194
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 98.2
84% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$54
4.5TB free
Firmware: SC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 113 114 108 114 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Read 68.3
Write 186
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 106
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 0.8
262% 3.1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
44.7% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 12.6
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 83.3
48% 83.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-H97-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 1,773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3 - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $789
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