Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 81.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.3% 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 Drive91.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 24 '20 at 04:40
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Memory 91.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 405
57% 414 Pts
64-Core 418
28% 418 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43.3% Average
Lighting 53.6
Reflection 53.2
Parallax 55.6
44% 54.2 fps
MRender 59.6
Gravity 56.8
Splatting 74.9
36% 63.8 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 125 111 99 104 93 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 448
Write 326
Mixed 294
SusWrite 128
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 45.9
178% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 110
125% 209 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 98%
Ct1000mx 50 1TB
163GB free
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 437 447 458 430 419 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 452
Mixed 427
SusWrite 426
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65
213% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 305
245% 345 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 129%
Great: 121%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$36
459GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 121 123 121 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
70% Very good
Read 122
Write 118
Mixed 101
SusWrite 121
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 70%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G 0420 F3-14900CL9-4GBXL KHX1866C10D3/4G 0420 F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 18.4
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 19
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 65%

 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 3,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $917
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