Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics36.7% 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)
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 07:11
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i5-4670-$370
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
74.2% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 374
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 368
55% 369 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.10.1
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Lighting 115
Reflection 89.6
Parallax 148
39% 117 fps
MRender 63.1
Gravity 95.3
Splatting 89.5
35% 82.6 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$86
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,316
Write 3424
Mixed 3485
832% 3,742 MB/s
4K Read 110
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 72.6
301% 86.9 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 361
266% 349 MB/s
Poor: 67% Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
1TB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 161 162 161 162 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 150
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 159
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C7 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
64.8% Good
MC Read 23
MC Write 23.8
MC Mixed 20.6
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 72%
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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 4,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

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