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 as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive69.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 0 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 7  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:25
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 132
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 425
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 657
MC Float 709
MC Mixed 695
103% 687 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1621 MHz, MLim: 1778 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 48% Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
30GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 506
Write 239
Mixed 271
74% 338 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 19.2
93% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 65.3
DQ Mixed 30.1
55% 114 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 73%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
263GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 140
Write 128
Mixed 96.3
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.33
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.3
139% 1.44 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 105%
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 way above expectations (93rd percentile)
62.4% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 18.6
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 21
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.4%
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 7 Builds (Compare 1,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,098
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