Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force

Performance Results

Gaming 51%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics49.8% 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 Drive57.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 16:44
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 466
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 466
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$226
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1475 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
49.8% Average
Lighting 153
Reflection 138
Parallax 192
52% 161 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 136
Splatting 91.2
48% 112 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 400
Write 116
Mixed 162
49% 226 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 15.3
110% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 98.2
DQ Mixed 10.8
24% 45.8 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 74%
WD Purple 4TB (2014)-$119
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 126
Write 127
Mixed 123
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.27
83% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3-1600 CL9 4GB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 18.7
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 62%
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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-SOC Force Builds (Compare 265 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force - $123

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $805
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