Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colores, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime11 Days
Run DateNov 27 '17 at 02:25
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 129
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 430
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 663
MC Mixed 654
97% 645 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Lighting 351
Reflection 176
Parallax 197
91% 241 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 179
Splatting 124
65% 151 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 120GB-$82
31GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 371
Mixed 411
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 22.7
136% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 69.9
123% 239 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 94%
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
14GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 45% Great: 75%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
266GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 113
Write 110
Mixed 115
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.27
102% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 106%
Hitachi HTS725032A9A364 320GB-$55
29GB free
Firmware: PC3OC72E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
31% Below average
Read 54.8
Write 53.1
Mixed 49.4
39% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.28
69% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$123
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.6
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 23.5
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 73%
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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 3,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $980
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