Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics99.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory28GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 28GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory21.7 GB free of 28 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime9 Days
Run DateOct 08 '18 at 06:12
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
68.2% Good
SC Int 103
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 321
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 548
MC Mixed 535
80% 531 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Lighting 284
Reflection 300
Parallax 316
91% 300 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 303
Splatting 229
106% 246 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA7L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 68 71 84 88 79 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 131
Write 102
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 76.7
61% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 106%
Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB
13GB free
Firmware: ST2OA39D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 73 74 72 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 70.8
Write 71.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 72.4
46% 63.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston ASU16D3LU1KFG/4G ASU16D3LU1KFG/8G 28GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 12.2
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 14
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43%
Great: 58%
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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 3,194 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-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $672
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