Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive85.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 19:22
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$299
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Memory 90.7
1-Core 112
2-Core 220
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 589
62% 488 Pts
64-Core 587
39% 587 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
EVGA(3842 2975) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 202
Reflection 188
Parallax 205
53% 198 fps
Gravity 194
Splatting 133
65% 163 fps
Poor: 47% Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$78
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 389 185 134 104 87 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Read 480
Write 466
Mixed 323
SusWrite 223
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 36.2
121% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 243
208% 306 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$56
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 141 142 146 144 144 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 158
Write 157
Mixed 105
SusWrite 144
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
52.8% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 15.9
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 18
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $997
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