Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime2 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 17:13
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
77.2% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 376
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 560
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 587
87% 580 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
41.9% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 118
Parallax 129
42% 129 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 123
Splatting 84
42% 96.5 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 144
Mixed 134
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.22
111% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-054.A00LF 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
31.9% Below average
MC Read 10.8
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 8.5
28% 9.97 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 11.4
SC Mixed 9.5
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 34%
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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 5,410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $986
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