Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics40.7% 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 Drive110% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime7.6 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 11:59
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-4590-$240
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 395
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 403
61% 409 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Zotac(19DA 1376) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
40.7% Average
Lighting 135
Reflection 113
Parallax 124
40% 124 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 118
Splatting 80.1
41% 94 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
61GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 407
Mixed 416
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 46
170% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 103
124% 221 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 110%
Great: 117%
Toshiba MD04ACA50D 5TB
2TB free
Firmware: FS2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
80% Very good
Read 160
Write 118
Mixed 145
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 4.52
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.25
255% 2.29 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80%
Great: 106%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$63
583GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 153
Write 75.1
Mixed 104
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.2
98% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 90%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
569GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 110
Write 85.5
Mixed 87
71% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.22
90% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
53.8% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 17
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 17.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53.8%
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-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 3,066 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $984
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