Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 189%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 157%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics234% 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.
Boot Drive101% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 04 '21 at 21:14
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Memory 89.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 225
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 637
68% 532 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3090-$1,500
EVGA(3842 3987) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4875 MHz, Ram: 24GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
234% Outstanding
Lighting 312
Reflection 270
Parallax 317
253% 300 fps
MRender 342
Gravity 249
Splatting 180
212% 257 fps
Poor: 190%
This bench: 234%
Great: 261%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$268
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 176 43 42 44 44 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 457
Mixed 362
SusWrite 129
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 55.5
187% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 251
217% 321 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 101%
Great: 126%
Intel X25-M 80GB
4GB free
Firmware: 2CV102HA
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 245
Write 85
Mixed 114
32% 148 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 11.4
78% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 77.9
DQ Mixed 83.5
71% 105 MB/s
Poor: 18% Great: 44%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$105
585GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 142 144 145 144 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 167
Write 163
Mixed 89
SusWrite 144
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
51% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 15.8
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-SLI-CF Builds (Compare 3,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
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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