Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 82.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 28 '21 at 16:06
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 (41st percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Memory 89.8
1-Core 126
2-Core 230
87% 149 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 649
67% 528 Pts
64-Core 642
43% 642 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Gigabyte(1458 4074) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.8% Outstanding
Lighting 136
Reflection 120
Parallax 139
110% 131 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 103
Splatting 89.5
88% 112 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 104%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$70
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 43 39 36 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
37.2% Below average
Read 91.4
Write 102
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 37.6
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
58.4% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 16.8
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 18.7
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 73%

 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 5,076 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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