Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive125% 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 7  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMay 25 '20 at 15:15
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Memory 95.4
1-Core 131
2-Core 243
91% 156 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 666
69% 544 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
55% Above average
Lighting 216
Reflection 186
Parallax 204
57% 202 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 198
Splatting 138
55% 163 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$109
703GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 465 474 451 413 397 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 473
Mixed 415
SusWrite 442
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 58.4
195% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 289
238% 342 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 125%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
60.9% Good
MC Read 21
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 64%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 4,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,003
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