Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive72% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 16 '19 at 23:10
Run Duration198 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
74.3% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 414
58% 420 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$148
Asus(1043 8603) ≥ 4GB; asus gtx1050 ti dual
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
31.4% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 81.9
Parallax 123
32% 109 fps
MRender 79.5
Gravity 122
Splatting 84.5
31% 95.2 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 99 105 105 100 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
72% Very good
Read 269
Write 150
Mixed 181
SusWrite 103
39% 176 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 44.3
159% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 101
84% 121 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 72%
Great: 74%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$90
145GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 151 151 149 143 156 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 361
Write 216
Mixed 225
SusWrite 152
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 40.8
155% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 151
124% 174 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 83%
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
150GB free
Firmware: 010G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 240 230 229 251 251 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Read 494
Write 256
Mixed 256
SusWrite 237
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 15.7
111% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 23
66% 141 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 74%
OCZ AGILITY3 60GB
56GB free
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 59 59 60 61 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 181
Write 64.2
Mixed 92.8
SusWrite 59.3
22% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 32.8
118% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 80.6
DQ Write 63
DQ Mixed 71.4
54% 71.7 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 52%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
238GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 110 112 113 112 112 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 140
Write 138
Mixed 81
SusWrite 112
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 106%
USB2.0 Flash Disk 1GB
0GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 11
Write 8.5
Mixed 6.8
11% 8.77 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
20% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
62.5% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.7
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 8,979 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $986
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