Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 71.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics99.3% 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 Drive168% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory18.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '22 at 02:02
Run Duration338 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$115
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Memory 83.2
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 208
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 299
46% 327 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Gigabyte(1458 4074) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 512.77
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 136
Reflection 119
Parallax 123
110% 126 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 103
Splatting 90.1
87% 109 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$160
864GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 472 572 586 576 573 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
168% Outstanding
Read 643
Write 573
Mixed 593
SusWrite 529
132% 585 MB/s
4K Read 63.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 76.7
248% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 776
DQ Write 687
DQ Mixed 670
519% 711 MB/s
Poor: 277%
This bench: 168%
Great: 481%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
245GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 61 59 60 59 61 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
26.5% Poor
Read 55.7
Write 60.9
Mixed 41.9
SusWrite 59.8
75% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 26.5%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 18.7
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 74.8
54% 74.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 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
0% 0% 0 8 6 144 24.5" 1920 1080 AOC2590 2590G4
History: Score 29: 4R 2G 3B | Score 56: 6R 7G 5B | Score 0: 0R 0G 0B
Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 6,599 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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