Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 61.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics24.4% 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 Drive83.2% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 13:59
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium G3258-$59
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
61.6% Good
Memory 94.8
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 171
73% 119 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 168
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
Asus(1043 047E) 3GB
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
24.4% Poor
Lighting 135
Reflection 67.3
Parallax 130
35% 111 fps
MRender 31.8
Gravity 97
Splatting 89.7
24% 72.8 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 33%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 172 171 170 170 169 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 392
Write 324
Mixed 284
SusWrite 183
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 41.2
148% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 138
133% 206 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 98%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$90
161GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 204 206 206 175 171 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 337
Write 265
Mixed 275
SusWrite 199
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 37
143% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 229
176% 239 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 19.8
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 19.6
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 57.6
70% 57.6 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 64%

 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%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

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