Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 81%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.2% 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 Drive77.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateOct 21 '20 at 05:38
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
81% Excellent
Memory 90.4
1-Core 113
2-Core 222
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 432
57% 422 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
45.2% Average
Lighting 54.9
Reflection 63
Parallax 54.3
46% 57.4 fps
MRender 71.8
Gravity 53.5
Splatting 52.1
41% 59.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 129 110 133 125 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 296
Write 260
Mixed 246
SusWrite 128
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 44.2
154% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 206
160% 218 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 83%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$144
1TB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 72 74 75 75 75 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 78.5
Write 71.1
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 70.8
49% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
88% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 57%
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 above expectations (61st percentile)
49.8% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18
MC Mixed 15.3
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 15
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 62%

 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 3,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $957
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