Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 146%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 256%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 153%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics139% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.6% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 17 '17 at 08:27
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$338
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 420
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 666
MC Mixed 653
97% 648 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 453
Reflection 415
Parallax 495
145% 454 fps
MRender 245
Gravity 416
Splatting 261
134% 307 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 139%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$155
377GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 405
Mixed 417
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 51.4
190% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 105
121% 209 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 115%
Great: 118%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 240GB
42GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 715
Write 391
Mixed 489
118% 532 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 6.9
83% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 48.1
94% 183 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 163%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$334
29GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
879% Outstanding
Read 4,279
Write 91.5
Mixed 178
316% 1,516 MB/s
4K Read 1,752
4K Write 5.45
4K Mixed 5.35
2,664% 588 MB/s
Poor: 129%
This bench: 879%
Great: 226%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G 0118 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 KHX1866C10D3/8G 0118 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
61.6% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.7
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 20.7
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 3,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,094
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