Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 64%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 83.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 5760 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150420
Uptime21.2 Days
Run DateAug 03 '17 at 01:37
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 440
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 447
MC Mixed 449
68% 450 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
66.8% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 186
Parallax 224
66% 205 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 188
Splatting 129
68% 157 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$87
744GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 190
Mixed 143
129% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.69
213% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 108%
Great: 105%
WD easystore 25FC 2TB
2TB free, PID 25fc
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 73.4
119% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.23
78% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
78.3% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 23.8
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 24.8
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 2,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $812
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