Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics32.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive71.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime6 Days
Run DateDec 20 '17 at 15:15
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 below expectations (21st percentile)
73.9% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 116
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 350
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 456
68% 455 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
MSI(1462 3050) 2GB
CLim: 955 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 79.2
Parallax 129
35% 104 fps
MRender 57.6
Gravity 84.4
Splatting 82.8
32% 74.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$250
978GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 337
Write 164
Mixed 194
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 18.9
86% 32.5 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 57.3
65% 112 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 87%
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
70GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 494
Write 463
Mixed 452
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 13.1
72% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 21.2
DQ Write 63.4
DQ Mixed 12.8
18% 32.5 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 103%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$64
928GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 88.3
73% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.39
107% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D18ADS3.16FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
39% Below average
MC Read 13
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11.4
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 11.2
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39%
Great: 72%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 2,187 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,001
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