Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics139% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 14:49
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 136
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 457
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 661
MC Float 705
MC Mixed 697
103% 688 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2627 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 442
Reflection 432
Parallax 446
137% 440 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 436
Splatting 277
140% 321 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 139%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 345
Mixed 355
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 26.4
136% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 84.5
114% 212 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 116%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
525GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 155
Write 138
Mixed 145
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.21
85% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84%
Great: 110%
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$66
75GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 119
Write 146
Mixed 102
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.26
91% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
59.7% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.2
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 98%
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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 4,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $934
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