Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 73.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive61.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 years ago, 3 years ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory0 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime14.1 Days
Run DateMar 03 '18 at 10:39
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$236
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
73.7% Very good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 162
71% 115 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 449
48% 376 Pts
64-Core 366
25% 366 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
35.8% Below average
Lighting 47.2
Reflection 45.2
Parallax 40.2
38% 44.2 fps
MRender 38.6
Gravity 41.4
Splatting 36.4
33% 38.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$249
303GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 705
Write 638
Mixed 688
151% 677 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 60.9
201% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 48.5
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 145
119% 161 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 138%
Great: 346%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$73
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 478
Write 110
Mixed 182
56% 257 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 15.4
104% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 35.3
49% 91.3 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 72%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 114
Write 119
Mixed 117
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.28
113% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 84%
ICY BOX IB-366StU3+B 1TB
765GB free
Firmware: 0
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
48.9% Average
Read 92.9
Write 77.1
Mixed 75.2
61% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.35
103% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
53.4% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 17.9
55% 19.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 0.6
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 63%

 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 5,251 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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