Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics83.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 26 '23 at 01:39
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
71% Very good
Memory 80.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 186
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 473
51% 403 Pts
64-Core 510
32% 510 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 71%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4998) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 528.24
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Lighting 105
Reflection 114
Parallax 103
86% 107 fps
MRender 97.5
Gravity 101
Splatting 92.2
79% 96.9 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 540s Series 240GB
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 441
Write 393
Mixed 328
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 34.3
115% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 252
207% 294 MB/s
Poor: 57% Great: 90%
Adata Premier SP550 120GB-$45
39GB free
Firmware: O1230C
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 460
Write 325
Mixed 315
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 34.9
117% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 220
182% 261 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 91%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
421GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 85.2
Write 93
Mixed 71.1
62% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$31
555GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 181 181 179 185 183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 119
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 178
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 32GB
24GB free, PID 0059
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 21.2
Write 5.7
Mixed 4.7
10% 10.5 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
24% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 5% Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
52.9% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 17.3
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 79.8
50% 79.8 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 61%

 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 70 59 144 24" 1280 720 ACR0559 Acer KG240 A
Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 1,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $829
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