Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 66.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics76.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 17 '19 at 06:53
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$185
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
66.7% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 186
69% 144 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 370
51% 374 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2075 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Lighting 298
Reflection 300
Parallax 309
78% 302 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 278
Splatting 232
76% 240 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 86%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 281 297 299 301 298 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 462
Mixed 388
SusWrite 290
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 61.2
207% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 356
267% 356 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 118%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 18.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 6,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $760
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