Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 75.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics40.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive52.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime7.2 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 02:08
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-4570-$226
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
75.9% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 104
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 396
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 395
59% 391 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
40.2% Average
Lighting 125
Reflection 78.7
Parallax 167
43% 124 fps
MRender 60.5
Gravity 116
Splatting 86
38% 87.5 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 60GB-$50
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 489
Write 89.7
Mixed 151
52% 243 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 9.63
88% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 22.4
DQ Write 87.5
DQ Mixed 28.2
29% 46.1 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 84%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
441GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 153
Mixed 154
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.3
128% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C7 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
35.8% Below average
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 10.5
32% 11.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 11.5
SC Mixed 11.2
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 54.9
73% 54.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 5,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $801
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