Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 54.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics55.7% 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 Drive53.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJul 28 '19 at 07:17
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$327
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.7% Above average
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 186
67% 141 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 375
41% 317 Pts
64-Core 527
35% 527 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$185
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Lighting 207
Reflection 179
Parallax 210
54% 199 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 204
Splatting 157
56% 168 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS1754D117-820 240GB
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS111101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 227 189 156 152 99 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 386
Write 274
Mixed 254
SusWrite 181
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 35.4
82% 20.4 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 90%
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS1754D117-820 1TB
190GB free
Firmware: UH4400RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 113 49 24 70 35 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 440
Write 304
Mixed 194
SusWrite 82.9
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 35.8
4K Mixed 6.4
38% 16.5 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 69.1
DQ Mixed 17.6
34% 69.2 MB/s
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
461GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 136 140 133 135 138 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 166
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 137
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1 8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1 Hynix HMT41GU6MFR8C-PB 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.4% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 11.1
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 12.4
SC Mixed 11.2
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 38%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 6,805 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $724
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $260Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback