Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
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 95.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics25.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 980 = 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 Drive57.3% 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 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 7  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 28 '14 at 19:51
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 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 i7-4770K-$424
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 120
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 456
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 725
MC Mixed 695
102% 684 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti-$152
Zotac(19DA 4263) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 9.18.13.3788
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
25.7% Poor
Lighting 33.3
Reflection 39.1
Parallax 62.6
16% 45 fps
MRender 56.2
Gravity 49.4
Splatting 35.3
35% 46.9 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Pyro 120GB-$74
27GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 452
Write 118
Mixed 133
51% 234 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 14.7
122% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 77.2
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 26
40% 73.9 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 64%
Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB-$47
4GB free
Firmware: 505ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 448
Write 79.7
Mixed 123
47% 217 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 17.2
106% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 89.9
DQ Write 74.9
DQ Mixed 31.4
38% 65.4 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 58%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
503GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 142
Write 77.6
Mixed 104
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.16
67% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 102%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB-$59
310GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 99
Write 108
Mixed 89.7
74% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.33
84% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,001
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