Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 96.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60% 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 Drive67.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 19:52
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 480
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 710
104% 696 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 1970) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
60% Above average
Lighting 188
Reflection 170
Parallax 187
56% 181 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 179
Splatting 121
70% 146 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$94
177GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 447
Write 259
Mixed 288
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 12.8
86% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 31.9
72% 149 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 82%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$68
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 171
Mixed 169
128% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.21
109% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
52.2% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.7
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 17.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 80%
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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 3,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,093
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