Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics64.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 07:50
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
73.7% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 352
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 562
83% 554 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 3670) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.12
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
64.7% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 174
Parallax 193
62% 191 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 189
Splatting 124
66% 153 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$220
933GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 107
Write 125
Mixed 106
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 5.53
4K Mixed 0.76
218% 2.35 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-727.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
55.4% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 20.5
MC Mixed 16.9
55% 19.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 15.7
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 2,342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $870
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