Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 84.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56% 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 Drive90.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141014
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 26 '21 at 06:18
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%
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 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Memory 90.5
1-Core 120
2-Core 230
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 624
68% 525 Pts
64-Core 618
42% 618 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.1.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
56% Above average
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 60.2
Parallax 84.7
57% 71.8 fps
MRender 60.3
Gravity 69.7
Splatting 44
55% 58 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 56%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron_M600_MTFDDAK128MBF 128GB
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 152 150 150 153 154 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 414
Write 281
Mixed 345
SusWrite 182
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 43.5
156% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 231
201% 298 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 159 160 160 159 160 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 158
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 158
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
107% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
58.1% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 16.6
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 18.2
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 Builds (Compare 109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $744
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