Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 97.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive52.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:25
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 468
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 714
MC Float 771
MC Mixed 753
112% 746 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$100
MaxC: 1670 MHz, MaxM: 1755 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
38.3% Below average
Lighting 126
Reflection 103
Parallax 112
36% 114 fps
MRender 83.6
Gravity 112
Splatting 86.1
43% 94 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 120GB-$66
79GB free
Firmware: S9FM02.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 494
Write 73.3
Mixed 119
49% 229 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 3.09
87% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 89.7
DQ Mixed 3.01
31% 74.9 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 85%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
106GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 105
Write 87.6
Mixed 97.2
73% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.13
70% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 84%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 500GB
20GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
37.9% Below average
Read 91
Write 88.9
Mixed 90.6
116% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.2
66% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-1600C11-8GNT 0215 CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 16GB
2000, 2000 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 23.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 24.3
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 74%
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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 3,184 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

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