Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 92.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.2% 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)
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime7.4 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 08:42
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 458
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 638
MC Float 669
MC Mixed 663
98% 657 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$130
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,110
Write 3,387
Mixed 4,399
1,024% 4,632 MB/s
4K Read 661
4K Write 350
4K Mixed 438
1,749% 483 MB/s
DQ Read 1,329
DQ Write 968
DQ Mixed 1,045
809% 1,114 MB/s
Poor: 68% Great: 126%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$94
442GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 92 92 92 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 91
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 91.4
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
192% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 67%
Intenso USB 3.0 Device 1TB
391GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 39 38 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
21.1% Poor
Read 38.5
Write 35
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 38.2
49% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
114% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.1%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
33.6% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 9.1
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 11
32% 11 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 33.6%
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 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $984
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