Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive69.7% 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 (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 08 '21 at 15:59
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$206
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 92.8
1-Core 115
2-Core 221
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 590
62% 487 Pts
64-Core 582
39% 582 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.1% Above average
Lighting 60
Reflection 78.4
Parallax 50.3
48% 62.9 fps
MRender 69.6
Gravity 63.6
Splatting 55.4
52% 62.9 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 92 105 111 106 112 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
69.7% Good
Read 238
Write 133
Mixed 198
SusWrite 104
38% 168 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 42.6
155% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 119
93% 128 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
6GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 93 94 94 90 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 95.9
Write 92.3
Mixed 65
SusWrite 91.1
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 19
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.9
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 39: 2R 7G 8B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
39% 45% 38 309 228 60 24" 1920 1080 SAM0B43 S24D300
History: Score 17: 2R 1G 4B | Score 39: 2R 7G 8B
Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 5,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
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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