Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 73%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics3.12% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateMar 26 '20 at 05:07
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
73% Very good
1-Core 111
2-Core 218
78% 164 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 575
63% 486 Pts
64-Core 551
37% 551 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5063
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
3.12% Terrible
Lighting 12.3
Reflection 18.4
Parallax 23
3% 17.9 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 19.1
3% 15.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.12%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
545GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 90 92 99 97 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 140
Write 151
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 94.3
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
47.7% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 13.6
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 15.3
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 47.7%
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 10,474 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: $962
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