Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 79.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.7% 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)
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 3  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '19 at 00:20
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User FRA-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 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
79.3% Very good
SC Int 118
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 382
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 586
MC Float 624
MC Mixed 620
91% 610 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$246
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.3
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 139
Parallax 203
54% 167 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 152
Splatting 88.7
52% 118 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$65
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 51 52 53 53 53 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$111
97GB free
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 154 154 154 153 154 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 395
Write 387
Mixed 346
SusWrite 181
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 29.6
96% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 145
108% 143 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 21.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 23.7
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 6,716 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 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $973
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