Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics171% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive161% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '18 at 02:23
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 470
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 661
MC Float 709
MC Mixed 690
103% 686 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
MSI(1462 3607) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2952 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
171% Outstanding
Lighting 559
Reflection 508
Parallax 641
182% 569 fps
MRender 261
Gravity 545
Splatting 292
162% 366 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 171%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$150
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 573 518 605 620 618 616 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Read 734
Write 627
Mixed 462
SusWrite 592
136% 604 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 58.2
207% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 761
556% 728 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 161%
Great: 256%
WD My Book 25EE 8TB
3TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 139 145 140 125 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 136
Write 146
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 137
168% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.4
119% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 56%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 22.5
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 25.6
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 50.7
79% 50.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 82%
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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 4,810 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $841
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