Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.06% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive64.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory20.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 09 '21 at 12:44
Run Duration236 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
46.7% Average
Memory 52
1-Core 18.3
2-Core 52.5
28% 40.9 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 510
44% 366 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5171
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
3.06% Terrible
Lighting 4
Reflection 64.4
Parallax 7.3
3% 25.2 fps
MRender 8.5
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 5.4
3% 5.5 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.06%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 212 104 103 119 128 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
64.3% Good
Read 419
Write 368
Mixed 299
SusWrite 170
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 28.7
4K Mixed 22.5
76% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 141
151% 250 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 133%
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$250
174GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 338 370 369 320 315 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 346
Write 361
Mixed 286
SusWrite 347
76% 335 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 31.1
4K Mixed 18.9
72% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 159
147% 223 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 124%
WD Elements SE 25FE 1TB
400GB free, PID 25fe
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 39 37 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
27.3% Poor
Read 39.5
Write 37
Mixed 27.9
SusWrite 38.7
48% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.5
164% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL9.9-9 D3-1600 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
43.5% Average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 17.3
MC Mixed 14.3
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 6.3
SC Mixed 6.2
23% 8.03 GB/s
Latency 154
26% 154 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 46: 5R 7G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
46% 22% 55 179 44 60 31.5" 1920 1080 SAM0D34 C32F391
History: Score 39: 6R 1G 6B | Score 46: 5R 7G 0B
Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 5,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $907
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