Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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.
Graphics42.4% 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 Drive79.7% 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
7 days ago, 7 days 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 as expected (53rd 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 above expectations (62nd 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: 61%
This bench: 82.2%
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 (66th percentile)
42.4% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 116
Parallax 129
41% 129 fps
MRender 85.9
Gravity 124
Splatting 83
44% 97.6 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.4%
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 (0th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 354
Write 325
Mixed 343
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 27.8
146% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 79.6
DQ Mixed 23.6
27% 44.4 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 326%
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 above expectations (83rd 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: 34%
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 3,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

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