Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 70.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics130% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 4 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 08 '18 at 23:56
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 59%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i5-4460-$184
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
70.1% Very good
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 93.8
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 368
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 353
MC Mixed 369
55% 365 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$455
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 381
Parallax 446
131% 412 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 406
Splatting 244
130% 296 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 130%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 240GB
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 275 171 167 190 160 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 415
Write 402
Mixed 282
SusWrite 210
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 32.2
110% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 10.3
103% 240 MB/s
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$44
51GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 71 71 71 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
42.5% Average
Read 76.4
Write 73.7
Mixed 59.1
SusWrite 71.1
52% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 88%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$90
199GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 94 93 95 95 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 103
Write 90.6
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 93.9
65% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
62.9% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 20
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.9%
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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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $919
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