Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.2% 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)
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97P-D3  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime12.1 Days
Run DateSep 22 '19 at 15:18
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
76.2% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 226
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 626
68% 527 Pts
64-Core 623
42% 623 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
44.2% Average
Lighting 167
Reflection 153
Parallax 148
42% 156 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 174
Splatting 118
47% 146 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB-$40
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.8.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 108
Write 98.7
Mixed 86.2
22% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 25.6
103% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 43.8
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 79.6
59% 75.4 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 79%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$67
908GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 145 148 149 149 148 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 186
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 147
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
144% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT51264BA160BJ.C8 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
58.7% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.3
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97P-D3 Builds (Compare 7,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $645
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