Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.1% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140507
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 17:23
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
76.1% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 238
80% 173 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 635
68% 532 Pts
64-Core 634
42% 634 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
55.1% Above average
Lighting 217
Reflection 185
Parallax 203
57% 202 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 199
Splatting 130
55% 160 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
563GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 119 55 108 134 131 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 184
Write 166
Mixed 118
SusWrite 105
106% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 83%
Great: 108%
Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 1TB-$150
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA610
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 148 144 144 145 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 157
Write 110
Mixed 32
SusWrite 142
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
31.4% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 8.3
28% 9.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 10.3
SC Mixed 10.3
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.4%
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-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 7,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $804
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