Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.3% 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 Drive71.1% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 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 00:42
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 123
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 411
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 423
65% 433 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 99%
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 (73rd percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 116
Parallax 129
42% 129 fps
MRender 85.9
Gravity 124
Splatting 83
42% 97.6 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$200
442GB free
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance (0th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 354
Write 270
Mixed 285
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 23
130% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 66.1
DQ Mixed 19.6
23% 38.5 MB/s
Poor: 180%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 277%
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 (87th percentile)
59.5% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 18.6
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 17.4
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.5%
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 4,461 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $994
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