Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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 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 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive69.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 01:27
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 27%

 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 i7-4770K-$490
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 113
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 387
87% 382 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 573
84% 564 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
Gigabyte(1458 362D) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
22.7% Poor
Lighting 69.3
Reflection 45.3
Parallax 66.1
21% 60.2 fps
MRender 53.3
Gravity 71.2
Splatting 39.3
24% 54.6 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB-$128
31GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 431
Write 199
Mixed 269
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 22.2
102% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 45.7
79% 155 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 80%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
1TB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 160
Mixed 169
128% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.23
83% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Transcend TS1GLK64W6H 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
58.1% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 18.9
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 2,258 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $813
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