Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.1% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 26 '21 at 03:23
Run Duration253 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%
Watch Gameplay: 2070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Memory 78.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 243
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 668
67% 530 Pts
64-Core 664
45% 664 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 133
Reflection 114
Parallax 130
107% 126 fps
MRender 176
Gravity 128
Splatting 105
109% 136 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 108%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 115 112 90 55 37 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
75.1% Very good
Read 338
Write 85.5
Mixed 242
SusWrite 88.4
42% 188 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 48.7
160% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 152
109% 140 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
90GB free
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 70 68 78 72 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 350
Write 230
Mixed 260
SusWrite 68.6
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 51.3
168% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 150
111% 146 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 133%
Covecube Virtual Disk 2TB
183GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 70 68 78 72 57 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 478
Write 460
Mixed 377
SusWrite 68.7
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 47.4
163% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 260
215% 310 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 118%
WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB
93GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 379 419 441 413 244 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 468
Mixed 375
SusWrite 384
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 50.5
173% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 256
218% 321 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 113%
Great: 113%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
91GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 74 78 78 79 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Read 103
Write 90.7
Mixed 74
SusWrite 77.2
64% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
92GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 136 134 136 135 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 157
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 136
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 107%
Covecube Virtual Disk 2TB
275GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 46 47 46 47 46 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 171
Write 166
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 46.3
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 106%
WD Elements 25A2 2TB
92GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 48 46 48 46 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
36% Below average
Read 87.5
Write 88.3
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 46.9
97% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.4
160% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 36%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
25.6% Poor
MC Read 8.4
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 7.3
24% 8.23 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 7.5
20% 7.17 GB/s
Latency 83.1
48% 83.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 38: 4R 5G 3B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
38% 22% 54 111 9 144 26.9" 1920 1080 MSI1462 Optix G27C2
Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 Builds (Compare 2,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $983
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