Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive35.8% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 04:23
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i7-4790K-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 138
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 460
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 716
MC Mixed 721
106% 706 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Gigabyte(1458 2290) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
62.6% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 147
Parallax 247
65% 194 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 153
Splatting 167
61% 146 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 100 240GB-$138
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 340
Write 10.7
Mixed 63.8
29% 138 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 19
4K Mixed 7.42
62% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 70
DQ Mixed 28.5
38% 70 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 80%
Patriot Blast 120GB
19GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 520
Write 339
Mixed 352
89% 404 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 72.9
4K Mixed 10.3
102% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 45.2
99% 204 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
75GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 93.1
Write 96.5
Mixed 91
70% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.35
127% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 108%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
42GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
63.9% Good
Read 97.5
Write 124
Mixed 111
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.49
173% 2.09 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
72.2% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 22.2
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 23.5
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 76%
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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 2,376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $990
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