Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 78.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit färger, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 17:36
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
78.4% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 414
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 419
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 179
Parallax 197
62% 192 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 189
Splatting 127
68% 157 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
677GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 172
Write 121
Mixed 140
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.28
98% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
50.8% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 16.4
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 15.3
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 63%
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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 5,500 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $792
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