Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 60.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 10 '19 at 10:22
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
60.8% Good
Memory 80.9
1-Core 100
2-Core 197
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 281
34% 254 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 365
Write 330
Mixed 316
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 49
144% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 326
244% 324 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 125%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
103GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 264 269 272 274 283 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 440
Write 432
Mixed 367
SusWrite 278
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 59.9
197% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 350
265% 356 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 112%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
25.5% Poor
MC Read 7.4
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 9.7
25% 8.63 GB/s
SC Read 4.2
SC Write 5.4
SC Mixed 4.7
14% 4.77 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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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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