Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.3% 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 Drive38.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 11 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150420
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 01:42
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
76.9% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 400
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 404
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Lighting 170
Reflection 166
Parallax 180
54% 172 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 165
Splatting 118
62% 144 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 67 65 61 65 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 76.5
Write 67.2
Mixed 103
SusWrite 66
18% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 15.2
94% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 76.8
DQ Write 96.2
DQ Mixed 42.8
44% 71.9 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
151GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 115 116 116 115 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 193
Write 160
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 115
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 114%
WD Green 1.5TB (2011)-$64
238GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 65 66 65 65 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 88.5
Write 82
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 65.2
59% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL9 Series 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 1302 1600 CL9 Series 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
60% Good
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19.4
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 18.1
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $757
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