Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive98% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:32
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 i7-4790K-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
78.1% Very good
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 115
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 382
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 498
71% 476 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$84
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 160 149 159 123 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 463
Mixed 400
SusWrite 172
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 48.9
168% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 346
264% 356 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98%
Great: 116%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
684GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 152 153 154 154 155 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 146
Write 101
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 153
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
353% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
46.9% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 14.5
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 14.9
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $970
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HDDRAMUSB
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