Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 89.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 21:36
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 (71st percentile)
89.7% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 437
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 666
MC Mixed 668
97% 651 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 295X2 (CrossFire Disabled)
AMD(1002 0B2A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1018 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Lighting 164
Reflection 112
Parallax 257
61% 178 fps
MRender 87.3
Gravity 139
Splatting 146
52% 124 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD VelociRaptor 1TB-$268
529GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 116 86 79 104 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 154
Write 170
Mixed 90
SusWrite 99.3
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 116%
Hitachi HCS5C2020ALA632 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 131 126 127 130 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 130
Write 138
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 129
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 16.7
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 20.9
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 108%
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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 4,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

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