Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 48.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics30.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive78.1% 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '19 at 20:31
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
48.4% Average
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 183
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 320
41% 303 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Lighting 127
Reflection 103
Parallax 112
32% 114 fps
MRender 72.9
Gravity 108
Splatting 75
28% 85.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 184 179 173 168 164 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 433
Write 191
Mixed 211
SusWrite 178
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 30.3
120% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 198
173% 263 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 129%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$60
214GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 68 77 85 96 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
54% Above average
Read 104
Write 2.2
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 83.5
46% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
128% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 54%
Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
127GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 132 134 133 132 134 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 127
Write 89.2
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 132
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
384GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 137 137 136 137 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 94
Write 93
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 136
69% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
50.1% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 15.6
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 12.2
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 80.7
50% 80.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 64%
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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 8,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,002
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