Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 85.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics64.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive16.5% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 11:24
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 424
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 582
87% 584 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
64.7% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 179
Parallax 207
62% 195 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 186
Splatting 126
66% 153 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$53
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32070RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 45 44 28 48 38 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
16.5% Very poor
Read 290
Write 101
Mixed 7.2
SusWrite 37.9
24% 109 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.1
10% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 87%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
137GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 121 120 118 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 138
Write 132
Mixed 85
SusWrite 120
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
68% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 21.6
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 68%
Great: 72%
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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 5,754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $964
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