Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 83.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57% 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 Drive49.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 17 '17 at 19:44
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i5-4670K-$256
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
83.7% Excellent
SC Int 131
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 400
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 493
MC Mixed 499
75% 497 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$350
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.11.4
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 155
Reflection 165
Parallax 230
56% 183 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 151
Splatting 120
58% 135 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 480GB-$172
164GB free
Firmware: MU01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 490
Write 253
Mixed 265
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 24.9
110% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 44.1
82% 164 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 79%
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
1GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
49.3% Average
Read 474
Write 104
Mixed 104
49% 227 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 26.4
4K Mixed 11.9
59% 19.2 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 20.8
DQ Mixed 25.8
50% 108 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 72%
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5F0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Read 150
Write 145
Mixed 137
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.23
103% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 91%
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641 3TB
2TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5F0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 121
Write 140
Mixed 136
100% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.21
96% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 21.8
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 20.5
54% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 68.1%
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-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 3,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,073
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