Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 45.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics85.3% 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 Drive37.1% 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 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 12:54
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 (47th percentile)
45.3% Average
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 94.2
SC Mixed 94.5
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 183
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 184
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 183
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 182
27% 178 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1606 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Lighting 267
Reflection 244
Parallax 268
83% 260 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 250
Splatting 171
87% 202 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
34GB free
Firmware: 525ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 166
Write 80.9
Mixed 102
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 8.4
82% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 21.1
DQ Write 88.4
DQ Mixed 8.09
20% 39.2 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 208
Write 146
Mixed 174
133% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.22
74% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
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 as expected (54th percentile)
66% Good
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 18.9
66% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 22.6
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 66%
Great: 91%
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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 4,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $904
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