Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 93.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics144% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 13:12
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 490
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 502
MC Mixed 490
74% 496 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3711) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 2062 MHz, MaxM: 2551 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Lighting 468
Reflection 417
Parallax 484
143% 456 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 455
Splatting 259
130% 321 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 144%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$103
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 117
Write 102
Mixed 99.9
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.21
88% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 67%
Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 2TB
562GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 160
Write 146
Mixed 157
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.25
78% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
71.9% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 22.8
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 21.6
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.9%
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 3,177 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: $953
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