Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 41.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics49.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive78.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (96%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 03:03
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 96%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.9% Average
SC Int 35.4
SC Float 37.3
SC Mixed 38.8
30% 37.2 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 240
44% 195 Pts
MC Int 317
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 317
46% 306 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
49.8% Average
Lighting 162
Reflection 142
Parallax 159
50% 154 fps
MRender 100
Gravity 142
Splatting 104
50% 116 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 491
Write 400
Mixed 413
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 25.7
95% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 34.6
46% 82.4 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 134%
OCZ ARC 100 240GB-$120
125GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 439
Write 414
Mixed 430
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 16.6
72% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 64.6
73% 124 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 101%
SABRENT 750GB
326GB free
Firmware: 0204
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
32.4% Below average
Read 57
Write 55.9
Mixed 59.1
43% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.37
76% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
MC Read 7.5
MC Write 7
MC Mixed 6.2
20% 6.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 4.6
SC Mixed 3.3
13% 4.53 GB/s
Latency 530
8% 530 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 62%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 2,033 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 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $848
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