Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 62.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.6% 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)
Boot Drive60.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). 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)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 03:24
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690-$179
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
62.4% Good
1-Core 100
2-Core 191
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 358
47% 345 Pts
64-Core 354
24% 354 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Lighting 140
Reflection 114
Parallax 125
37% 126 fps
MRender 77.7
Gravity 121
Splatting 81.9
32% 93.4 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 129 118 123 118 144 MB/s
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
60.1% Good
Read 268
Write 204
Mixed 226
SusWrite 122
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 28.5
110% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 154
125% 176 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 84%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
526GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 172 171 171 171 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 171
Mixed 103
SusWrite 171
113% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$49
1TB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 37 37 35 37 37 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 88.8
Write 31.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 36
37% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 75%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
825GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 106 106 105 106 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
61% Good
Read 108
Write 72
Mixed 59
SusWrite 104
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 61%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
52% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 16.3
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 16.4
SC Mixed 15.8
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52%
Great: 69%
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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 9,975 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 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $993
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