Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:23
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
69.2% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 336
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 387
57% 382 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
66.8% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 180
Parallax 203
64% 197 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 196
Splatting 130
69% 160 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 186
Mixed 171
133% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.32
121% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
44.8% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 12.9
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 15.1
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 65%
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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 4,984 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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