Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
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 75.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics20.5% 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 Drive86.2% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
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 7  (all builds)
Memory1.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 06:08
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 13%

 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 i5-4590-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
75.2% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 91.9
SC Mixed 99.3
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 398
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 367
MC Mixed 397
58% 387 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
Zotac(19DA 1352) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
20.5% Poor
Lighting 59.9
Reflection 41.5
Parallax 60.9
19% 54.1 fps
MRender 48.9
Gravity 64.4
Splatting 36.4
22% 49.9 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$72
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 273 283 196 243 275 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 417
Write 281
Mixed 254
SusWrite 254
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 37.6
135% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 178
160% 241 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 99%
Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 128GB-$190
119GB free
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 314 315 289 305 313 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 567
Write 303
Mixed 265
SusWrite 308
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 37.2
135% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 237
208% 312 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 108%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$90
287GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 133 133 131 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 121
Write 98.7
Mixed 36.2
SusWrite 131
70% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
52.4% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.4
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 14.4
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $863
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