Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.7% 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)
Memory25 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 07:58
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 above expectations (66th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
88% 188 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 656
71% 549 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.1%
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)
51.7% Above average
Lighting 204
Reflection 180
Parallax 200
52% 194 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 191
Splatting 127
51% 158 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,874
Write 5,321
Mixed 5,655
1,323% 5,950 MB/s
4K Read 877
4K Write 361
4K Mixed 452
2,099% 563 MB/s
DQ Read 1,779
DQ Write 1,140
DQ Mixed 1,256
992% 1,392 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 126%
Kingston SSDNow V+200 Series 120GB
53GB free
Firmware: 507K
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 107 106 98 101 101 MB/s
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
60.5% Good
Read 167
Write 114
Mixed 147
SusWrite 102
30% 133 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 33.6
136% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 92.8
82% 122 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 85%
Hitachi HUH721212ALN600 12TB
8TB free
Firmware: LEGN
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 213 217 218 216 218 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 222
Write 216
Mixed 101
SusWrite 216
138% 189 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.2
296% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 126%
Great: 134%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$300
1TB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 133 133 133 133 132 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 149
Write 231
Mixed 116
SusWrite 134
116% 157 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
395% 3.23 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 120%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$53
3TB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 163 162 164 161 158 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 142
Write 119
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 162
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 87.3%
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 (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.3
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51%
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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