Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics143% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 19:07
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 137
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 483
QC Mixed 472
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 666
MC Float 705
MC Mixed 701
103% 690 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2627 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
143% Outstanding
Lighting 456
Reflection 430
Parallax 493
145% 460 fps
MRender 260
Gravity 438
Splatting 279
142% 326 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 143%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 344
Mixed 354
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 26.3
140% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 81.8
112% 208 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 117%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
931GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 93.4
Mixed 102
74% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.39
111% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 62%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
524GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 162
Write 141
Mixed 148
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.21
85% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 87%
Great: 111%
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$66
75GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 124
Write 141
Mixed 118
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.19
75% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 18.2
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 20.2
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 99%
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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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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $807
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