Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 82.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics12.8% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive38.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:12
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 (65th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 429
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 435
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 5770
AMD(1002 2543) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
12.8% Very poor
Lighting 45.6
Reflection 29.1
Parallax 41.2
14% 38.6 fps
MRender 22.1
Gravity 34.1
Splatting 29.4
12% 28.5 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 12.8%
Great: 14%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 320 Series 160GB-$200
8GB free
Firmware: 4PC10302 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 254
Write 167
Mixed 201
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 11.7
55% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 16.5
DQ Write 64.3
DQ Mixed 11.1
17% 30.7 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 47%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$70
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 176
Mixed 167
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.24
89% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$95
388GB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 127
Write 101
Mixed 97
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.13
65% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5584-005.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 9.4
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 10.3
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

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