Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '22 at 03:41
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$220
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Memory 95.5
1-Core 113
2-Core 208
83% 139 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 563
60% 468 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.3% Average
Lighting 58.5
Reflection 69
Parallax 61.1
47% 62.9 fps
MRender 67.9
Gravity 60.3
Splatting 53.6
50% 60.6 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
668GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 55 77 140 122 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 167
Write 164
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 96.5
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 110%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$20
741GB free
Firmware: MS2OA810
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 137 123 137 144 142 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Read 145
Write 140
Mixed 30.1
SusWrite 136
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 106%
USB DISK 3.0 64GB
56GB free, PID 6300
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 92.1
Write 69.1
Mixed 9.3
62% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 1.6
101% 4.73 MB/s
Poor: 6% Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
65.3% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 19.1
65% 22.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.9
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 55.5
72% 55.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 68%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 21: 1R 3G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
21% 39% 28 110 6 60 23" 1920 1080 DELD0BC S2318H/HX
Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 5,164 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-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $890
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