Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics36.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive65.4% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateSep 22 '18 at 14:00
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$236
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
80% Very good
Memory 93.8
1-Core 114
2-Core 204
82% 137 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 594
60% 476 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
36.5% Below average
Lighting 48.3
Reflection 45.9
Parallax 45.2
39% 46.5 fps
MRender 39.2
Gravity 42
Splatting 37.1
34% 39.4 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$34
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 92 80 85 84 88 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 348
Write 98.8
Mixed 166
SusWrite 86
38% 175 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 30.3
136% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 105
83% 113 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 72%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$249
374GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 569 572 564 561 564 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
162% Outstanding
Read 651
Write 558
Mixed 498
SusWrite 550
127% 564 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 67.3
227% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 779
DQ Write 638
DQ Mixed 960
650% 792 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 162%
Great: 347%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 96 96 97 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 138
Write 124
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 95.1
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.2% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.1
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 19.2
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 63%

 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 5,058 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $957
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