Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force

Performance Results

Gaming 50%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 62%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics46.8% 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 Drive106% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 10 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 08 '16 at 05:27
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 128
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 430
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 682
100% 670 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
46.8% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 84.6
Parallax 194
50% 141 fps
MRender 65.1
Gravity 143
Splatting 93.4
44% 101 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$194
384GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 431
Mixed 470
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 36.7
165% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 59.9
84% 157 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Maxtor STM3500630AS 500GB-$56
208GB free
Firmware: 3.AA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 58.7
Write 56.9
Mixed 54.2
43% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.39
94% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 44%
60GB free
Firmware: 500.
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
77.4% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.9
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 26.9
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 90%
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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 291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $940
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