Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.4% 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 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 (67th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
74.6% Very good
1-Core 131
2-Core 252
91% 192 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 665
68% 539 Pts
64-Core 682
46% 682 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
54.4% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 183
Parallax 221
56% 207 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 137
52% 161 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 198 198 203 201 200 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th 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: 79%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$67
2TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 115 119 119 122 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th 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: 48%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 97%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$75
156GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 109 111 109 110 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th 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: 86%
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 (92nd 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 (82nd 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: 34%
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.

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Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $992
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