Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36.3% 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)
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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 17:47
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU3%
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 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 Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Memory 97.7
1-Core 136
2-Core 259
95% 164 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 680
73% 569 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$145
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Lighting 46.9
Reflection 32
Parallax 39.1
38% 39.4 fps
MRender 38.4
Gravity 42.5
Splatting 37.1
23% 39.3 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$232
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 498
Write 371
Mixed 344
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 49.8
173% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 352
268% 361 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$32
185GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 132 134 129 131 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 137
Write 87.8
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 125
70% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.4
174% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 2133 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
78.7% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 24.4
78% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 26
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 47.5
84% 47.5 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 116%

 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 3,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $927
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