Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.1% 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 Drive58.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory2.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '17 at 21:29
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 389
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 583
MC Mixed 599
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Lighting 83.9
Reflection 66.2
Parallax 103
28% 84.2 fps
MRender 75.9
Gravity 101
Splatting 65.3
38% 80.6 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 38%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
84GB free
Firmware: 000F Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 485
Write 196
Mixed 293
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 5.16
88% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 23.3
DQ Write 96.6
DQ Mixed 5.02
20% 41.6 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 68%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$107
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
60.8% Good
Read 109
Write 103
Mixed 93.7
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.16
60% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
44.4% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 14.2
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 14.5
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 Builds (Compare 1,559 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,099
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