Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics46% 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 Drive59.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory1.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime21.3 Days
Run DateNov 01 '19 at 17:09
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th 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-$186
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
42.7% Average
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 134
49% 103 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 218
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
46% Average
Lighting 184
Reflection 158
Parallax 185
48% 175 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 168
Splatting 119
46% 136 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 257 131 177 178 154 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 409
Write 343
Mixed 269
SusWrite 185
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 5.5
69% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 173
162% 249 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 105%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
176GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 97 97 100 98 103 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 114
Write 113
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 99
63% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
37% Below average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 12.6
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 8.9
24% 8.3 GB/s
Latency 96.8
41% 96.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 37%
Great: 61%
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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 10,000 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $996
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