Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics86.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3P  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140917
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 17 '17 at 19:01
Run Duration259 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-4690-$240
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 104
88% 109 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 421
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 421
64% 427 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1531 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Lighting 194
Reflection 195
Parallax 204
56% 198 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 193
Splatting 141
117% 163 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$164
52GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 405
Mixed 413
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 27.9
155% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 28.1
35% 60 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 94%
Great: 120%
Seagate NAS HDD 2TB-$84
325GB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 131
Write 108
Mixed 86.9
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.16
57% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 93%
Toshiba MK7559GSXP 750GB-$118
240GB free
Firmware: GN001U Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
22.3% Poor
Read 1.72
Write 75.9
Mixed 64.2
36% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.15
54% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 22.3%
Great: 54%
Hitachi HDS723020ALA640 2TB
66GB free
Firmware: MK7OAAU0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 126
Write 122
Mixed 91.5
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.37
101% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 89%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$16
37GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Read 126
Write 37.6
Mixed 49.7
75% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 5.31
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.66
86% 2.42 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$97
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
71.6% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 22.8
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 23.1
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 73%
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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 81%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3P

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $786
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