Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.7% 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.8 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 05:41
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 451
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 657
MC Mixed 647
96% 641 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
64.1% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 176
Parallax 195
62% 192 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 184
Splatting 122
66% 151 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 491
Write 341
Mixed 352
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 61.7
4K Mixed 20.5
120% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 35.6
DQ Write 65.4
DQ Mixed 19
23% 40 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 126%
Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB
167GB free
Firmware: 0002LIM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
60.9% Good
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 98.9
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.22
70% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 77%
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 as expected (57th percentile)
57.3% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 16.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 19.5
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 74.7
54% 74.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.3%
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 5,712 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $950
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