Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.7% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:09
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 395
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 575
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 612
91% 608 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
63.8% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 174
Parallax 192
61% 189 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 185
Splatting 122
66% 151 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$310
39GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 497
Write 339
Mixed 350
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 20.5
117% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 41.5
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 19.9
48% 94.3 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 97%
Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB
167GB free
Firmware: 0002LIM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 79.3
73% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.19
65% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
54.6% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 16.1
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 17.4
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 64%
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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 4,977 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $995
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