Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.9% 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 Drive93.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime12.2 Days
Run DateMar 11 '18 at 00:13
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 412
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 628
90% 602 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Lighting 154
Reflection 150
Parallax 158
48% 154 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 168
Splatting 117
58% 135 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
119GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 415
Mixed 423
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 47.8
181% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 118
131% 224 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 114%
Great: 124%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 350
Mixed 341
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 24.8
139% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 70.1
103% 196 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
247GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 142
Write 106
Mixed 139
98% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.26
67% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$23
136GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 123
Write 113
Mixed 114
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.34
97% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D169DS3.16FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 19.7
56% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 63%
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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 2,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $956
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