Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
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.
Graphics38% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive196% 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
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SOC
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC-CF  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:22
Run Duration268 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i7-4770K-$490
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
91% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 128
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 459
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 533
MC Float 549
MC Mixed 547
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
Sapphire(174B E270) 2GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
38% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 92.3
Parallax 152
40% 121 fps
MRender 65.8
Gravity 98.2
Splatting 94.3
36% 86.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$120
123GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
196% Outstanding
Read 1,318
Write 985
Mixed 1,041
248% 1,115 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 51.8
211% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 555
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 170
196% 344 MB/s
Poor: 167%
This bench: 196%
Great: 266%
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$85
93GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
68.6% Good
Read 494
Write 139
Mixed 201
60% 278 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 14.4
117% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 46.8
65% 121 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
153GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 59
Write 56.6
Mixed 60.3
44% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.31
75% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 43%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$80
102GB free
Firmware: CC1H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
47.6% Average
Read 71.9
Write 94.1
Mixed 70.5
59% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.32
76% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 66%
Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 320GB
86GB free
Firmware: V54OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 66.6
Write 61.7
Mixed 62.2
48% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.28
84% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 40%
Seagate ST3320820AS 320GB-$28
74GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
29.2% Poor
Read 54.5
Write 47.1
Mixed 44.3
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.34
63% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 43%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
22GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
40% Average
Read 72.3
Write 66.9
Mixed 54
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.27
79% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 40%
Great: 43%
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 (73rd percentile)
84.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 26.1
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 24.3
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 89%
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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-CF Builds (Compare 188 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-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,022
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