Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 60%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 47%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics64.6% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 12 '17 at 02:58
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User PAK-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
73.6% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 355
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 588
MC Mixed 573
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
64.6% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 174
Parallax 195
63% 192 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 185
Splatting 124
66% 152 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 156
Mixed 142
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.27
82% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 113%
SanDisk Ultra 64GB
11GB free, PID 5590
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 144
Write 106
Mixed 118
151% 122 MB/s
4K Read 5.55
4K Write 3.25
4K Mixed 1.44
180% 3.42 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
56.4% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.7
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 16.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56.4%
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 1,089 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 61%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 53%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $707
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