Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive70.6% 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMay 11 '19 at 05:36
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3-$248
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
70% Very good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 189
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 523
48% 393 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 70%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
41.3% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 140
Parallax 142
37% 141 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 141
Splatting 142
42% 142 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$90
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 143 141 134 125 133 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 345
Write 169
Mixed 212
SusWrite 136
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 32.1
133% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 159
125% 173 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 81%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$17
130GB free
Firmware: KC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 103 104 104 105 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 89.3
Write 88.5
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 104
61% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
59% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59%
Great: 63%
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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 11,326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

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