Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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. 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 78.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory25.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime9.2 Days
Run DateNov 03 '19 at 20:59
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
78.3% Very good
1-Core 126
2-Core 251
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 482
59% 445 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$227
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
59.9% Above average
Lighting 242
Reflection 208
Parallax 243
64% 231 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 221
Splatting 172
60% 181 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 147 157 152 177 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 445
Mixed 297
SusWrite 189
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.9
193% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 326
254% 348 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 107%
Great: 116%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$69
812GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 71 71 71 72 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 83
Write 82.5
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 71.1
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
130% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
177GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 97 96 96 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 82.5
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 95.8
62% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 109%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$164
1TB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 73 73 74 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 68.7
Write 71.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 73.2
48% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 1315 BLT8G3D1608DT2TXRG 1315 BLT8G3D1608DT2TXRG 0215 CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 32GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.5% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.2
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 17.2
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 51%
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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 6,623 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: 64% - Good Total price: $552
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