Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 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 66.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics46% 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)
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 (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z97-D3H
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-D3H-CF  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140515
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 07 '21 at 14:11
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$100
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
66.2% Good
Memory 91.9
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 135
66% 103 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 296
34% 261 Pts
64-Core 295
20% 295 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46% Average
Lighting 52.9
Reflection 77.3
Parallax 48.8
43% 59.7 fps
MRender 66.3
Gravity 61
Splatting 54.3
50% 60.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 46%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 417
Write 321
Mixed 298
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 38.1
134% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 136
133% 206 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 97%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 60 69 71 70 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
40.2% Average
Read 71.5
Write 72
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 68
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
55.4% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 19.8
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 14.8
SC Mixed 15.3
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 64%

 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 2,207 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $788
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