Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics64.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 13:49
Run Duration102 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
77.4% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 109
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 379
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 553
MC Float 589
MC Mixed 583
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
64.9% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
63% 193 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 186
Splatting 124
66% 154 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$55
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005HPM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
34.8% Below average
Read 64.2
Write 57.2
Mixed 54.7
44% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 0.79
4K Mixed 0.29
61% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
54.9% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 16.5
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 16.6
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 60%
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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 5,177 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $987
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