Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$324
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
64.4% Good
1-Core 114
2-Core 204
76% 159 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 594
60% 476 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 76%
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 (92nd percentile)
35% Below average
Lighting 145
Reflection 119
Parallax 145
37% 136 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 126
Splatting 85.3
32% 97.9 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 92 80 85 84 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th 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: 33%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 74%
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 (4th 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: 171%
This bench: 162%
Great: 359%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 96 96 97 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th 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: 39%
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 (81st 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: 33%
This bench: 61.2%
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 8,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $986
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