Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 41.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics12.2% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive34.9% 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 15:20
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 Pentium G3258-$80
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
41.9% Average
SC Int 88.5
SC Float 90
SC Mixed 88.1
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 181
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 168
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 174
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 181
27% 178 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
PwrHis(1787 2321) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
12.2% Very poor
Lighting 14.8
Reflection 82.9
Parallax 25.8
6% 41.2 fps
MRender 57.5
Gravity 0.4
Splatting 82.8
17% 46.9 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 38%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S128G 126GB
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.1.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 404
Write 148
Mixed 222
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 10.4
4K Mixed 6.41
29% 8.98 MB/s
DQ Read 34.4
DQ Write 10.8
DQ Mixed 7.12
9% 17.4 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 51%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$27
263GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 155
Mixed 156
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.18
85% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
302GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 116
Write 120
Mixed 106
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.57
100% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
55.5% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 19.7
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 19.2
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 98.6
41% 98.6 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $950
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