Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 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 85.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics3.02% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive163% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory21.6 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 26 '21 at 19:09
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Memory 87.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 251
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 626
70% 540 Pts
64-Core 605
41% 605 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
3.02% Terrible
Lighting 4.1
Reflection 2.9
Parallax 7.7
3% 4.9 fps
MRender 6.5
Gravity 2.7
Splatting 5.5
3% 4.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.02%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$70
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 537 547 545 533 558 543 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 500
Mixed 494
SusWrite 544
116% 512 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 77.1
252% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 763
DQ Write 620
DQ Mixed 963
647% 782 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 163%
Great: 296%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8GX KHX1600C10D3/8G 24GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.7% Poor
MC Read 9.3
MC Write 9.5
MC Mixed 8
26% 8.93 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 9.1
26% 9.07 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 5,570 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $957
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