Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 81.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.1% 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 Drive77.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:33
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 422
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 426
64% 428 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gainward(10B0 1401) 2GB
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
42.1% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 117
Parallax 129
42% 128 fps
MRender 86.1
Gravity 123
Splatting 82.8
42% 97.4 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB
442GB free
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 355
Write 325
Mixed 351
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 23.9
140% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 32.1
DQ Write 91.2
DQ Mixed 99.9
65% 74.4 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 323%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-053.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
62.3% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18.5
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 21
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 61%
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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 3,819 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,064
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