Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics137% 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 Drive91.9% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:09
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
92% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 131
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 445
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 667
MC Float 714
MC Mixed 710
104% 697 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 92%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 372.54
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 438
Reflection 408
Parallax 465
138% 437 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 424
Splatting 263
137% 312 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 137%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$199
60GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 406
Mixed 422
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 24.5
147% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 36.8
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 23.4
34% 60.1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$65
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 133
Write 109
Mixed 108
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.26
105% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.3
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 63%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 1,358 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $970
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