Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 79.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 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)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 04:09
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
79.9% Very good
1-Core 130
2-Core 214
84% 172 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 641
68% 532 Pts
64-Core 658
44% 658 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
52% Above average
Lighting 207
Reflection 178
Parallax 200
53% 195 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 191
Splatting 128
50% 157 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,404
Write 5,584
Mixed 6003
1,407% 6,330 MB/s
4K Read 1,015
4K Write 390
4K Mixed 465
2,340% 623 MB/s
DQ Read 1,762
DQ Write 1,119
DQ Mixed 1,219
968% 1,367 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 126%
Kingston SSDNow V+200 Series 120GB
53GB free
Firmware: 507K
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 91 99 100 96 101 MB/s
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
61.6% Good
Read 152
Write 122
Mixed 134
SusWrite 97.2
28% 126 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 30.6
146% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 87.3
77% 116 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 85%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$300
49GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 194 194 189 151 125 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 109
Write 194
Mixed 106
SusWrite 176
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
332% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82%
Great: 120%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$53
732GB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 187 190 188 185 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 143
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 188
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.5% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.6
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.8
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 95%
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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 9,022 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: 48% - Average Total price: $986
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