Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 86.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics43.6% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime29.7 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 09:44
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 118
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 432
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 590
MC Float 616
MC Mixed 611
91% 606 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$180
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
43.6% Average
Lighting 150
Reflection 121
Parallax 132
44% 134 fps
MRender 83.9
Gravity 127
Splatting 86.1
43% 99.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$84
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 134
Write 134
Mixed 109
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.26
91% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
54.8% Above average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 16.2
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 16.2
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 60%
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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 3,288 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $986
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