Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.7% 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
16 months ago, 16 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory15.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 08 '17 at 22:16
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
78.5% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 379
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 623
MC Mixed 592
90% 599 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
31.7% Below average
Lighting 12.3
Reflection 162
Parallax 2.5
3% 59 fps
MRender 75.6
Gravity 174
Splatting 116
53% 122 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S128G 126GB
18GB free
Firmware: 3.2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
49.3% Average
Read 443
Write 301
Mixed 314
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 13.6
4K Mixed 7.95
42% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 16.7
DQ Write 17.4
DQ Mixed 6.71
8% 13.6 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 52%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 140
Write 118
Mixed 133
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.07
34% 0.49 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 74%
Great: 106%
TrekStor DS pocket Xpress 640GB
366GB free, PID 0022
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
16.4% Very poor
Read 37.1
Write 38.3
Mixed 37.8
49% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.3
40% 0.52 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 2133 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2133 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2133 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2133 2OZ 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
53.2% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 15.7
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $987
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