Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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 Drive68.2% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:38
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 123
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 426
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 663
MC Mixed 651
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 309
Parallax 316
98% 314 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 289
Splatting 232
103% 241 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$250
611GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 484
Write 324
Mixed 246
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 10.4
86% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 7.57
35% 73 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 84%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$60
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 150
Mixed 171
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.22
94% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$15
2GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 88.1
Write 83.1
Mixed 86.5
65% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.42
110% 1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
51.5% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 16.3
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 51.5%
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 3,090 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: $977
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