Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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. 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 64.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics82.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJun 23 '19 at 23:18
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64.3% Good
1-Core 115
2-Core 214
78% 164 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 480
50% 390 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Lighting 328
Reflection 301
Parallax 346
86% 325 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 304
Splatting 229
83% 247 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016)-$222
4TB free (System drive)
Firmware: DN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 188 199 194 214 214 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 157
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 198
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
491% 3.83 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 103%
Great: 91%
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 123 124 126 128 128 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 116
Write 115
Mixed 26
SusWrite 124
69% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
198% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 88%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$69
769GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 65 67 67 75 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 72
Write 54.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 67
43% 58.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 67%
Maxtor Basics Portable 320GB
224GB free, PID 7450
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 43 43 43 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
17.5% Very poor
Read 39.5
Write 40.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 42.3
51% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
49.2% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.4
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 16.1
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 75.3
53% 75.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 80%
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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 6,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $766
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