Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 45.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics80.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive38.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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 3  (all builds)
Memory29.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 12:14
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 as expected (52nd percentile)
45.2% Average
SC Int 94.1
SC Float 93.1
SC Mixed 93.5
75% 93.6 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 185
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 185
28% 185 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Lighting 253
Reflection 232
Parallax 254
78% 246 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 233
Splatting 162
82% 190 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 525ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Read 168
Write 89
Mixed 99.3
26% 119 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 7.78
86% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 16.8
DQ Write 95.8
DQ Mixed 8.33
20% 40.3 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$74
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 146
Mixed 167
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 23
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 23.7
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 23.9
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 69.8%
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 3 Builds (Compare 5,160 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $987
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