Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
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 95.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.62% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive87.9% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 19:22
Run Duration334 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU1%

 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 134
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 467
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 718
MC Mixed 707
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
6.62% Terrible
Lighting 14.1
Reflection 20.7
Parallax 26.4
6% 20.4 fps
MRender 25.5
Gravity 8.3
Splatting 21.6
7% 18.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.62%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB
206GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 528
Write 499
Mixed 503
114% 510 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 12.5
117% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 12.2
26% 51 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 99%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: D781
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 150
Write 100
Mixed 95.2
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 7.39
4K Mixed 0.62
235% 2.91 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 88%
Seagate BUP BK 4TB
597GB free
Firmware: 0304
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
40.3% Average
Read 82.4
Write 56.9
Mixed 56
49% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.17
4K Write 4.87
4K Mixed 0.24
124% 1.76 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
533GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 208
Write 122
Mixed 131
115% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.21
93% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 106%
WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB
172GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
34% Below average
Read 57.1
Write 60.9
Mixed 55.6
44% 57.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.42
103% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 34%
Great: 36%
Seagate BUP BK 4TB
139GB free
Firmware: 0304
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 74
Write 71.4
Mixed 48.7
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 6.36
4K Mixed 0.28
166% 2.35 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 67%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$65
2GB free
Firmware: CC1H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 87.7
Write 96.3
Mixed 91.6
69% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.43
106% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 66%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
649GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
35.6% Below average
Read 91.4
Write 79.6
Mixed 70.4
100% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.19
62% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 42%
WD My Book 2TB
559GB free, PID null
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
24% Poor
Read 38
Write 39
Mixed 36.9
49% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 3.21
4K Mixed 0.31
122% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 24%
Great: 25%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 26.4
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 26.5
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 73%
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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-SOC Force Builds (Compare 202 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-SOC Force - $123

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $940
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