Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.8% 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 Drive89.3% 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.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 20:11
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i5-4590-$205
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
77.2% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 403
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 404
61% 409 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
PwrHis(1787 2359) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 970 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
43.8% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 130
Parallax 170
45% 143 fps
MRender 100
Gravity 115
Splatting 86.1
43% 101 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
84GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 493
Write 396
Mixed 414
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 23.5
133% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 37
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 26.3
56% 106 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 117%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 110
Write 99.5
Mixed 111
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.21
86% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$118
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 22.8
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 22.6
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 73%
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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 3,864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,073
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