Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 167%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 139%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 90.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics192% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 03 '20 at 03:08
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Memory 96.4
1-Core 136
2-Core 261
95% 164 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 685
73% 571 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3080-$700
Asus(1043 87B2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 10GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
192% Outstanding
Lighting 244
Reflection 224
Parallax 298
197% 255 fps
MRender 285
Gravity 220
Splatting 133
185% 213 fps
Poor: 133%
This bench: 192%
Great: 228%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$88
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 726
Write 387
Mixed 341
106% 485 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 40.4
175% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 499
DQ Mixed 740
524% 673 MB/s
Poor: 142% Great: 233%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
129GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 100 101 102 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 95.5
Write 71.7
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 101
62% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 113%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
318GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 135 139 139 143 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 141
Write 84.7
Mixed 89.9
SusWrite 139
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
82.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 25.2
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 24.9
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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