Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive98.3% 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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 05:22
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$221
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Memory 95
1-Core 114
2-Core 204
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 434
58% 428 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Lighting 144
Reflection 121
Parallax 132
38% 132 fps
MRender 86.2
Gravity 126
Splatting 85.8
34% 99.4 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 262 219 220 221 221 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 428
Mixed 304
SusWrite 240
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 40.3
165% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 257
214% 309 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 1302 1600EL Series KHX1600C9D3/4GX 1302 1600EL Series 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
64.8% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 1,775 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $771
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