Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.9% 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 Drive162% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '20 at 00:19
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 as expected (44th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Memory 83.8
1-Core 130
2-Core 241
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 635
71% 544 Pts
64-Core 674
45% 674 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Lighting 209
Reflection 175
Parallax 297
55% 227 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 210
Splatting 129
57% 161 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$77
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 661 653 643 618 621 617 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
162% Outstanding
Read 642
Write 605
Mixed 610
SusWrite 635
141% 623 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 61.1
205% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 777
DQ Write 724
DQ Mixed 823
598% 775 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 162%
Great: 227%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
51.7% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.7
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 62%

 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 1,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $998
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