Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 67%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.4% 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)
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateJan 05 '20 at 03:00
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
67% Good
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 205
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 595
61% 482 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.12.3
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Lighting 131
Reflection 75.7
Parallax 177
34% 128 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 135
Splatting 84
35% 92.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 540s Series 240GB
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 457
Write 432
Mixed 384
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 40.9
139% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 252
179% 231 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 92%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
101GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 226 229 232 234 235 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 466
Write 440
Mixed 331
SusWrite 254
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 49.1
168% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 158
175% 295 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 35 36 37 37 38 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 30% Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9965525-140.A00LF 0118 8GBH2X04E99927-15 9965525-140.A00LF 24GB
1400, 1400, 1400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
31.4% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 9.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 10.5
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 91.3
44% 91.3 ns
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 Builds (Compare 4,196 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 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,002
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $82SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback