Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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. 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 75.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics14.2% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 10 years and 2 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 (65th 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
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
75.1% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 245
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 460
64% 468 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 82%
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 below expectations (39th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
Lighting 54.6
Reflection 37.1
Parallax 46.7
14% 46.1 fps
MRender 34.7
Gravity 57.1
Splatting 46.4
15% 46.1 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 16%
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: 64% Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$21
91GB free
Firmware: HPH4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 112 109 112 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd 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: 32%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 78%
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 (96th 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: 39%
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.

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 8,707 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $998
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