Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 85.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics26% 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 Drive164% 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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory5.6 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 13:10
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 way above expectations (87th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Memory 94.8
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
85% 144 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 441
60% 442 Pts
64-Core 447
30% 447 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 90%
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% Poor
Lighting 33.4
Reflection 35.5
Parallax 42.2
27% 37 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 30.9
Splatting 24.3
25% 28.4 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 26%
Great: 26%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$60
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 557 563 560 567 567 564 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 581
Write 565
Mixed 569
SusWrite 563
128% 570 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 73.8
242% 83.8 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 635
DQ Mixed 1,010
672% 805 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 164%
Great: 299%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1869DT2TXOB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 23.2
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 22.7
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 73.5%
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 5,055 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: 51% - Above average Total price: $957
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