Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.8% 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 Drive231% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 12 '21 at 11:19
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 (98th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 95.8
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 672
76% 585 Pts
64-Core 677
45% 677 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
Gigabyte(1458 4014) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Lighting 98.1
Reflection 95.8
Parallax 87.8
79% 93.9 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 84.4
Splatting 75.5
72% 91 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 75%
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: 1332 401 403 396 400 403 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
231% Outstanding
Read 1,799
Write 1,918
Mixed 1,269
SusWrite 556
310% 1,385 MB/s
4K Read 60.3
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 86.5
292% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 822
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 750
565% 759 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 231%
Great: 288%
Crucial BX500 480GB-$53
421GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 403 406 403 402 347 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 449
Write 409
Mixed 383
SusWrite 396
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 22
138% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 33.7
89% 183 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
765GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 199 203 201 201 202 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 185
Mixed 81
SusWrite 201
121% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 115%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
413GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 122 122 122 123 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
69.7% Good
Read 122
Write 109
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 122
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 20.9
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 22.7
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 54.7
73% 54.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 73%

 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 3,527 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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