Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 79.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics42.6% 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 Drive99.2% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:35
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
79.4% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 390
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 586
86% 578 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 2GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 375.70
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
42.6% Average
Lighting 144
Reflection 118
Parallax 129
43% 130 fps
MRender 83.7
Gravity 124
Splatting 86.6
42% 98.1 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$155
44GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 361
Mixed 425
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 37.3
144% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 71.9
114% 217 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 100%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$99
698GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 101
Write 112
Mixed 101
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.43
4K Mixed 0.2
106% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown U3A4G83-13G9HE3B00 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.4% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 15.4
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 51%
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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 1,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $975
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