Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 55.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics59.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateOct 11 '19 at 04:49
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-4170-$128
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
55.5% Above average
1-Core 103
2-Core 173
67% 138 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 259
36% 259 Pts
64-Core 256
17% 256 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 60%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$160
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
59.6% Above average
Lighting 224
Reflection 182
Parallax 281
59% 229 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 221
Splatting 132
60% 167 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 61%
Intel HD 4400 (Desktop 1.15 GHz)
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
2.23% Terrible
Lighting 10.3
Reflection 13.1
Parallax 14.3
3% 12.6 fps
MRender 8.9
Gravity 7.1
Splatting 17.8
2% 11.3 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.23%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 72 74 57 77 106 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 83.8
Write 76
Mixed 18
SusWrite 77.2
46% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.3
69% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL9 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
31.9% Below average
MC Read 10.1
MC Write 11
MC Mixed 9.4
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 9.5
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 63%
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-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 9,259 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: 49% - Average Total price: $971
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk 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