Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive63.3% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 13:18
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 i5-4690-$194
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 394
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 406
59% 397 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
22.5% Poor
Lighting 69.1
Reflection 48.7
Parallax 59.9
20% 59.2 fps
MRender 54.4
Gravity 71.1
Splatting 39.7
24% 55.1 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$197
77GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 486
Write 311
Mixed 346
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 7.61
81% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 9.69
DQ Write 86.6
DQ Mixed 8.79
18% 35 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$48
531GB free
Firmware: 07.04C07 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
47.2% Average
Read 69.6
Write 94.8
Mixed 97.9
66% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.3
92% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 62%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$60
282GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 99.2
Write 114
Mixed 99.9
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.2
73% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
32.3% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 9.4
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 10.3
SC Mixed 9.7
28% 9.67 GB/s
Latency 67.3
60% 67.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 63%
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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 4,483 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $962
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