Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics61.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140611
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 02:29
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
55.1% Above average
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 232
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 192
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 192
29% 193 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.54
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
61.5% Good
Lighting 181
Reflection 173
Parallax 203
58% 185 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 175
Splatting 120
64% 148 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 128GB-$74
47GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 481
Write 149
Mixed 229
62% 286 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 31.8
134% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 59.1
82% 153 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$57
565GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
71% Very good
Read 126
Write 121
Mixed 114
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.56
139% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
33.5% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 9.1
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11.3
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.5%
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-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 2,545 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $844
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