Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics61.4% 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
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:38
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 above expectations (79th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 126
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 461
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 658
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
61.4% Good
Lighting 184
Reflection 173
Parallax 188
57% 182 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 173
Splatting 122
64% 149 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$56
728GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 158
Write 108
Mixed 147
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 2133 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
59.5% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 17.2
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.7
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 80%
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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 3,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,071
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