Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Gaming 57%
Desktop 127%
Workstation 83%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 98.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49.3% 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 Drive242% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:21
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$385
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 487
112% 497 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 723
MC Mixed 702
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (133 fps cap detected)
49.3% Average
Lighting 132
Reflection 134
Parallax 132
41% 133 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 133
Splatting 132
56% 132 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
178GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 116%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$135
157GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 2,568
Write 1,011
Mixed 1,208
349% 1,596 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 44.8
229% 86.2 MB/s
DQ Read 58.1
DQ Write 395
DQ Mixed 26.5
80% 160 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 242%
Great: 261%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
245GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 141
Write 155
Mixed 133
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.38
140% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51% Above average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.3
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 16.8
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51%
Great: 102%
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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 4,184 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 58%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,009
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