Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:38
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 132
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 413
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 696
MC Mixed 682
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 218
Reflection 183
Parallax 221
68% 207 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 137
70% 161 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 198 198 203 201 200 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 469
Mixed 389
SusWrite 224
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 61.8
209% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 270
228% 332 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 115 119 119 122 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 124
Write 114
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 117
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 98%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$45
156GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 109 111 109 110 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 94
Write 94.8
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 109
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 84%
WD My Book 500GB
202GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 43 42 43 43 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
22.1% Poor
Read 37.7
Write 39.3
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 41.8
50% 36.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 20.9
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 23.2
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 72%
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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-Z97X-Gaming 7 Builds (Compare 2,666 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,004
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