Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 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 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive117% 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
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 20:11
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Memory 96.7
1-Core 134
2-Core 253
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 668
71% 556 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.77
Relative performance n/a - atypical extreme
Poor: 45% Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 464 468 473 472 473 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 466
Mixed 376
SusWrite 460
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 48.2
172% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 268
222% 318 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 117%
Great: 123%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$85
520GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 112 110 116 114 116 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Read 147
Write 98.7
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 113
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 25.6
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 25.3
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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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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