Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.1% 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)
Boot Drive86.4% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '19 at 10:24
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
73.4% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 199
74% 154 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 423
58% 423 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$120
Sapphire(1DA2 E366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Lighting 193
Reflection 181
Parallax 261
51% 211 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 189
Splatting 128
52% 153 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 240GB-$188
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 52 53 54 54 54 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 460
Write 415
Mixed 364
SusWrite 90.2
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 46.2
156% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 241
202% 291 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 94%
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB-$170
111GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 171 168 172 173 149 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 413
Write 156
Mixed 188
SusWrite 166
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 19.8
4K Mixed 20.3
84% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 68.3
DQ Mixed 78.8
67% 101 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 178 176 175 175 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 166
Mixed 86
SusWrite 175
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
26GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 12 12 13 13 14 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
11.4% Very poor
Read 37
Write 21.8
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 12.9
28% 22.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.6
96% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 11.4%
Great: 25%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
61.6% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.1
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 64%
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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 9,068 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $778
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