Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive164% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:33
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 535
QC Mixed 537
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 536
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
MSI(1462 3171) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1543 MHz, MLim: 2001 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Lighting 374
Reflection 193
Parallax 209
97% 258 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 190
Splatting 145
72% 167 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
154GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 984
Write 928
Mixed 964
214% 959 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 38.8
154% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 430
DQ Write 532
DQ Mixed 27.4
147% 330 MB/s
Poor: 91%
This bench: 164%
Great: 371%
WD My Book 25EE 8TB
4TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 124
180% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.52
88% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 68%
WD My Passport 083A 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 083a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
34.3% Below average
Read 76.7
Write 81.7
Mixed 81.9
105% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.22
67% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 44%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 39.8
Write 39.3
Mixed 39.9
51% 39.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.23
70% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 25.6
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 26.6
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 50.1
80% 50.1 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 62%
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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 2,806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,092
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