Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive135% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (66%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 01 '21 at 12:56
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 66%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.2% Very good
Memory 90.3
1-Core 113
2-Core 225
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 457
52% 399 Pts
64-Core 409
28% 409 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$140
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
26.1% Poor
Lighting 33.5
Reflection 35.9
Parallax 42.6
27% 37.3 fps
MRender 30.2
Gravity 31
Splatting 24.4
25% 28.5 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 26.1%
Great: 26%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$70
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 558 546 557 584 592 574 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 643
Write 598
Mixed 614
SusWrite 568
137% 606 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 18
158% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 771
DQ Write 592
DQ Mixed 1,000
661% 788 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 135%
Great: 301%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1869DT2TXOB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 23.1
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 21
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 74%

 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 4,844 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-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $957
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