Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 02:19
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i7-4790-$307
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
72.5% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 341
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 558
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 588
87% 581 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$215
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1430 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
41.7% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 114
Parallax 126
40% 127 fps
MRender 81.3
Gravity 122
Splatting 81.9
42% 94.9 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 191
Mixed 137
126% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 5.57
4K Mixed 0.61
193% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 106%
Great: 103%
WD Green 750GB (2009)-$56
691GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 28% Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1333 C7 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
50.7% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.1
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 18.7
SC Mixed 16.6
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 55%
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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 2,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $952
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