Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 45%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 81.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics44.1% 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 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3P  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150919
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 02:14
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 111
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 422
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 423
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 427
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
44.1% Average
Lighting 151
Reflection 123
Parallax 135
45% 136 fps
MRender 84.1
Gravity 129
Splatting 88.6
44% 101 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 107 135 151 146 142 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 161
Write 34
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 134
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 114%
WD Elements 1TB
417GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 20 33 60 60 59 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
21.6% Poor
Read 81
Write 20.6
Mixed 8.7
SusWrite 43.2
42% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.3
15% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 21.6%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2133 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.6% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 16.9
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 16.6
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 81%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3P Builds (Compare 176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3P

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $707
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