Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics18.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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 9 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '19 at 22:34
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 above expectations (84th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 476
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 482
71% 476 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
Nvidia(10DE 1D01) 2GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
18.1% Very poor
Lighting 54.6
Reflection 37.1
Parallax 46.7
16% 46.1 fps
MRender 34.7
Gravity 57.1
Splatting 46.4
20% 46.1 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 18.1%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8261
Write 7,074
Mixed 7414
1,691% 7,583 MB/s
4K Read 1,047
4K Write 246
4K Mixed 368
2,188% 554 MB/s
DQ Read 1,086
DQ Write 1,200
DQ Mixed 1,050
816% 1,112 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$22
91GB free
Firmware: HPH4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 112 109 112 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 85.9
Write 43.4
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 110
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
MC Read 32.1
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 28.9
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 25.6
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 46
87% 46 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 89%
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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 3 Builds (Compare 7,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,000
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