Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive152% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 27 '20 at 09:52
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Memory 95
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 482
65% 476 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$400
Gigabyte(1458 3FF7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 332
Parallax 424
111% 393 fps
MRender 378
Gravity 360
Splatting 248
107% 329 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 526 586 591 566 567 574 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
152% Outstanding
Read 614
Write 527
Mixed 419
SusWrite 568
120% 532 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 62.9
192% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 644
DQ Mixed 913
629% 779 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 152%
Great: 314%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
75GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 299 297 300 279 267 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 451
Write 435
Mixed 394
SusWrite 299
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 60.6
193% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 357
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 113%
Great: 123%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$44
88GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 90 89 91 57 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 98.8
Write 98.8
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 84
61% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 58%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$49
588GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 110 113 111 113 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 103
Write 93.8
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 111
71% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
63.9% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 20.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

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