Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 78%
Workstation 58%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 82.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics87.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.7% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 21 '16 at 10:40
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 way below expectations (9th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 393
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 543
MC Mixed 563
79% 528 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 16.150.1009.0
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Lighting 197
Reflection 156
Parallax 270
71% 208 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 161
Splatting 176
104% 153 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 240GB-$106
199GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 505
Write 316
Mixed 388
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 11.2
104% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 11.1
84% 195 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 82%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$65
927GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 139
Write 147
Mixed 139
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.29
118% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
48.4% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 15.1
48% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 16.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 88.4
45% 88.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 64%
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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-SLI-CF Builds (Compare 1,481 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 78%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 50%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $704
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