Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics5.78% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 days ago, 11 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 06:53
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 below expectations (39th percentile)
83% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 397
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 613
MC Float 662
MC Mixed 647
96% 641 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 83%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
5.78% Terrible
Lighting 12.7
Reflection 18.4
Parallax 22.7
5% 17.9 fps
MRender 21.2
Gravity 8
Splatting 18.8
6% 16 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.78%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 115 118 125 114 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 142
Write 137
Mixed 75
SusWrite 116
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
51.4% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.6
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 16.3
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 62%
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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 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $934
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