Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive237% 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)
Memory12.8 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 12:20
Run Duration268 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-4770K-$471
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 446
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 542
MC Mixed 537
80% 536 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89%
Great: 90%
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: 17.12.2
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
38% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 92.3
Parallax 152
40% 121 fps
MRender 65.7
Gravity 98.2
Splatting 94.3
36% 86.1 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$111
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
237% Outstanding
Read 2,107
Write 1,084
Mixed 1,342
333% 1,511 MB/s
4K Read 58
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 49.5
224% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 566
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 166
196% 347 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 237%
Great: 236%
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$130
93GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
64% Good
Read 471
Write 119
Mixed 197
57% 263 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 16.9
109% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 49.7
62% 110 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
153GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
33.1% Below average
Read 59.1
Write 56.2
Mixed 61.6
45% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.32
75% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 43%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$60
102GB free
Firmware: CC1H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
50.9% Above average
Read 82.4
Write 95
Mixed 76.9
64% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.34
77% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 69%
Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 320GB
86GB free
Firmware: V54OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 67
Write 62
Mixed 62.5
48% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.26
79% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 40%
Seagate ST3320820AS 320GB-$28
74GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
31% Below average
Read 62.3
Write 45.9
Mixed 47.2
39% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.13
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.34
61% 0.49 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 31%
Great: 44%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
22GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
37.9% Below average
Read 72
Write 59.8
Mixed 52.2
46% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.29
73% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 37.9%
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 way above expectations (86th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 26.3
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 26.2
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 84.7%
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-SOC-CF Builds (Compare 263 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-SOC-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $818
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