Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 97.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive55.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime2 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:39
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 125
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 499
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 691
MC Mixed 689
102% 677 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
62% Good
Lighting 191
Reflection 168
Parallax 188
59% 183 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 179
Splatting 118
64% 148 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 478
Write 193
Mixed 255
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 43.9
4K Mixed 11.3
60% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 50.1
66% 116 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 81%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$93
814GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 172
Mixed 147
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 5.45
4K Mixed 0.69
205% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 26.1
84% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 25.6
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 47.2
85% 47.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 88%
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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 4,749 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $807
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HDDRAMUSB
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