Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory7.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateSep 28 '17 at 09:42
Run Duration196 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 48%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690-$231
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
67.4% Good
SC Int 83.9
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 98.8
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 347
QC Mixed 338
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 370
56% 373 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$280
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 158
Parallax 263
70% 208 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 165
Splatting 180
65% 157 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 404
Mixed 412
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 44
164% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 115
138% 242 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 109%
Great: 124%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$59
279GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 128
Write 90.7
Mixed 106
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.15
65% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 89%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$59
242GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 138
Write 135
Mixed 91.3
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.25
106% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 89%
Generic STORAGE DEVICE 64GB
52GB free, PID 0732
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
46.7% Average
Read 81.7
Write 76.7
Mixed 75.8
100% 78 MB/s
4K Read 9.32
4K Write 5.19
4K Mixed 2.18
285% 5.56 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 46%
TS-RDF5 SD Transcend 64GB
39GB free, PID 4000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 91.4
Write 84.9
Mixed 84.3
111% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 6.95
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 1.71
173% 3.76 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
55.1% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 18.2
54% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 15.6
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,012
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