Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 91%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:16
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
91% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 484
109% 479 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 447
MC Mixed 432
66% 440 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1518 MHz, MLim: 1790 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 183
Parallax 205
64% 198 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 194
Splatting 129
69% 160 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$62
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 453
Write 107
Mixed 160
52% 240 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 11.9
105% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22.4
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 12.3
26% 50.5 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB-$61
99GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
41% Average
Read 72.1
Write 70.7
Mixed 76.9
55% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.42
99% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 41%
Great: 66%
WD Elements 25A2 2TB
1TB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 87.9
Write 91.3
Mixed 68
105% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.19
73% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 48%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB-$8
14GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
27.5% Poor
Read 123
Write 22.3
Mixed 23.6
52% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 5.68
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.71
84% 2.51 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 18.7
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 17
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 66%
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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 5,152 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $972
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