Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive57.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
18 months ago, 18 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory0.9 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 10:44
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$324
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
63.1% Good
1-Core 114
2-Core 218
79% 166 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 469
54% 415 Pts
64-Core 512
34% 512 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 76%
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% Below average
Lighting 144
Reflection 120
Parallax 145
37% 136 fps
MRender 82.7
Gravity 127
Splatting 85.5
32% 98.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35%
Great: 36%
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 (2nd percentile)
140% Outstanding
Read 721
Write 657
Mixed 699
155% 692 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 57.2
203% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 47.6
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 156
125% 167 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 140%
Great: 359%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 490
Write 99.1
Mixed 169
55% 253 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 16.7
98% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 40.1
41% 63.7 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 74%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 120
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.28
110% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 84%
ICY BOX IB-366StU3+B 1TB
765GB free
Firmware: 0
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 97.9
Write 78.1
Mixed 75.9
63% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.4
108% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 93%
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 as expected (50th percentile)
58.3% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 18.8
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 16
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 63
63% 63 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 64%
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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 8,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $986
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