Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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. 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 67.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics30.4% 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)
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '19 at 00:07
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$150
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
67.3% Good
1-Core 100
2-Core 199
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 377
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2848) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
30.4% Below average
Lighting 91.8
Reflection 74.7
Parallax 115
24% 93.8 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 112
Splatting 73.5
31% 89.3 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 466
Write 361
Mixed 394
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 49.6
162% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
931GB free
Firmware: CC43
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 207
Write 143
Mixed 78
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
47.9% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 15
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 14.3
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 62%
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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 10,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $968
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