Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.2% 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 Drive257% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 01 '21 at 19:42
Run Duration219 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Memory 94
1-Core 128
2-Core 258
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 666
77% 585 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
Gigabyte(1458 4014) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2220 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.47
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Lighting 96.8
Reflection 95.9
Parallax 87.5
78% 93.4 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 84.8
Splatting 77
72% 91 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$65
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1126 472 392 400 401 398 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
257% Outstanding
Read 2,449
Write 2,141
Mixed 1491
SusWrite 532
368% 1,653 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 87.9
298% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 828
DQ Write 709
DQ Mixed 753
569% 764 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 257%
Great: 287%
Kingston SKC600256G 256GB
187GB free
Firmware: S4200102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 444 458 439 448 454 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 350
Mixed 428
SusWrite 448
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 61.4
206% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 265
223% 324 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 127%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
614GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 128 153 172 164 165 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 100
Write 137
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 149
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
92% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
249GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 104 107 109 108 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 108
Write 105
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 105
70% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
67.8% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 19.5
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 23.1
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-SLI-CF Builds (Compare 3,512 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-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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