Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 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 56.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics43.2% 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 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateNov 02 '19 at 12:29
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th 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 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
56.1% Above average
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 168
65% 133 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 368
42% 320 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
Gigabyte(1458 3772) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Relative performance (0th percentile)
43.2% Average
Lighting 265
Reflection 143
Parallax 319
70% 242 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 228
42% 172 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 85%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4206
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
3.16% Terrible
Lighting 13
Reflection 18.3
Parallax 21.8
3% 17.7 fps
MRender 19.7
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.5
3% 16.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.16%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
534GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 57 76 59 70 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 118
Write 114
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 65.1
70% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
192% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
32.8% Below average
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 9.2
29% 10 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 11.4
SC Mixed 10.8
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 64%
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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 9,263 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
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