Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 87.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics0.65% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive33.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SOC
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC-CF  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 18:25
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Memory 90.9
1-Core 130
2-Core 250
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 682
73% 570 Pts
64-Core 686
46% 686 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT
EVGA(3842 C554) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 309.08
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
0.65% Terrible
Lighting 1.5
Reflection 2
Parallax 0.4
1% 1.3 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.65%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM07.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 19 11 17 24 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Read 372
Write 14
Mixed 24.4
SusWrite 20.9
23% 108 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 14.1
4K Mixed 6.7
48% 14 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 12.5
DQ Mixed 10.7
24% 54.1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB-$33
53GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 71 47 62 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 88.5
Write 71.8
Mixed 49.1
SusWrite 62.3
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-17000CL11-4GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 0420 F3-17000CL11-4GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 16.7
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-SOC-CF Builds (Compare 248 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-SOC-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $768
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