Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 74.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime6 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 23:00
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-4570-$199
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
74.3% Very good
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 98
SC Mixed 98.9
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 392
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 393
MC Mixed 390
58% 390 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Lighting 307
Reflection 282
Parallax 304
94% 298 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 291
Splatting 222
103% 239 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 103
Write 103
Mixed 105
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.2
96% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 85%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
965GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 108
Write 103
Mixed 98.9
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 85%
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB-$270
1.5TB free
Firmware: ML6OAA10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 31% Great: 72%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 40% Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19.4
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 19.5
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 61%
Great: 65%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 2,072 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 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $847
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