Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.1% 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 Drive235% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 24 '22 at 08:19
Run Duration266 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Memory 82.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 253
87% 154 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 704
74% 579 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1875 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 516.40
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82.1% Excellent
Lighting 103
Reflection 117
Parallax 104
83% 108 fps
MRender 101
Gravity 100
Splatting 92.3
81% 97.9 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M81000G 1TB
598GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1622 1748 1589 1786 1807 1812 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 1,729
Write 1,683
Mixed 1,279
SusWrite 1,727
362% 1,605 MB/s
4K Read 55
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 0.1
146% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 436
349% 479 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 235%
Great: 321%
Samsung 860 QVO 2TB-$250
1.5TB free
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 466 428 473 473 474 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 440
Write 443
Mixed 382
SusWrite 460
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 37.5
151% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 124%
WD Gold 2TB (2016)-$115
961GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 161 162 162 162 162 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 121
Write 192
Mixed 114
SusWrite 162
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
386% 3.2 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 204 204 206 206 206 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 150
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 202
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$50
884GB free
Firmware: 51.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 89 83 89 90 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 98.7
Write 97.4
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 87.6
57% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
51.3% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.3
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 18
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 76.6
52% 76.6 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 44: 6R 3G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
44% 44% 32 341 276 60 23.5" 1920 1080 ACR00AC ACER X243HQ
Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 6,694 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $731
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