Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics71.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '21 at 18:49
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 13%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$321
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
67% Good
Memory 72.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
75% 133 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 307
47% 336 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.9% Very good
Lighting 93
Reflection 90.8
Parallax 84.7
75% 89.5 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 80
Splatting 72.1
68% 87.2 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$34
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 301
Write 121
Mixed 286
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 10.6
94% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 30
DQ Mixed 22.3
43% 92.4 MB/s
Poor: 34% Great: 95%
Samsung MZYLF128HCHP-000L2 128GB
48GB free
Firmware: FXT63L1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 134 135 134 133 133 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 416
Write 132
Mixed 164
SusWrite 132
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 42.7
4K Mixed 22.3
85% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 41.4
DQ Mixed 57.7
55% 89.7 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C11D3/4GX 0420 F3-17000CL11-4GBXL KHX2400C11D3/4GX 0420 F3-17000CL11-4GBXL 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
66.9% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 24.4
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 95.5
42% 95.5 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 89%

 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 5,255 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-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $957
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