Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics77.8% 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 Drive90.4% 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 02:11
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.8% Good
Memory 91.8
1-Core 98
2-Core 175
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 303
38% 282 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
77.8% Very good
Lighting 96.5
Reflection 112
Parallax 100
78% 103 fps
MRender 96.6
Gravity 95.9
Splatting 88.1
77% 93.5 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 91 94 99 108 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 432
Write 427
Mixed 321
SusWrite 129
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 46
158% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 351
266% 358 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
844GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 39 95 88 90 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 148
Write 156
Mixed 22.9
SusWrite 74.3
72% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
101% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 115%
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 as expected (46th percentile)
58.6% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 18.6
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 18.6
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 3,938 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $890
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