Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Gaming 118%
Desktop 116%
Workstation 81%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive161% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 09:27
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 138
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 564
QC Float 563
QC Mixed 552
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 615
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 603
91% 605 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 105%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1657 MHz, MLim: 1930 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 614
Reflection 331
Parallax 365
162% 437 fps
MRender 222
Gravity 318
Splatting 226
110% 255 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 132%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
263GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Read 972
Write 917
Mixed 987
214% 959 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 51.2
144% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 488
DQ Mixed 191
215% 362 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 161%
Great: 369%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
349GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 143
Write 136
Mixed 135
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.37
134% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 26.4
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 25.4
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 87%
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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-SLI-CF Builds (Compare 3,158 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $713
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