Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 85.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics143% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive33.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '21 at 18:43
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Memory 95.2
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 452
60% 442 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Zotac(19DA 2471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
143% Outstanding
Lighting 178
Reflection 195
Parallax 186
144% 186 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 186
Splatting 0.2
142% 107 fps
Poor: 118%
This bench: 143%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1Z40102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 107 66 57 36 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 459
Write 405
Mixed 9.4
SusWrite 85.7
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.3
39% 9.73 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 104%
SanDisk Ultra 3D 500GB-$65
203GB free
Firmware: X61170RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 302 395 405 420 423 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 170
Mixed 270
SusWrite 368
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 48.3
170% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 280
231% 332 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 110%
Great: 119%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$46
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 114 121 121 123 122 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 114
Write 110
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 120
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 26.5
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 24.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

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