Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive32% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140507
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '18 at 18:27
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 416
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 420
63% 420 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 178
Parallax 215
64% 199 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 194
Splatting 127
68% 157 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2018)
71GB free
Firmware: UE300000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
32% Below average
Read 463
Write 30.9
Mixed 71.9
40% 189 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 2.77
32% 10.4 MB/s
DQ Read 103
DQ Write 20.6
DQ Mixed 3.78
18% 42.5 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 32%
Great: 38%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$95
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 202
Mixed 188
145% 193 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 3.21
4K Mixed 0.56
165% 1.61 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$98
289GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 102
Write 109
Mixed 104
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.48
128% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.5% Above average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 14.1
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 3,250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $822
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