Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics46.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive62.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory26.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140424
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateApr 15 '17 at 16:06
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 452
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 478
72% 481 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3960
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
6.89% Terrible
Lighting 15.8
Reflection 19
Parallax 23.7
6% 19.5 fps
MRender 22.8
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.7
11% 16.7 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.89%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 364.51
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
46.9% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 167
Parallax 143
42% 149 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 140
Splatting 110
65% 126 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 120GB-$66
38GB free
Firmware: S9FM01.8 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
41.5% Average
Read 249
Write 58.1
Mixed 128
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 6.93
94% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 57.7
DQ Mixed 2.95
13% 29.2 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 85%
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
16GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 327
Mixed 396
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 31.6
147% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 23
79% 168 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 95%
Intel 520 Series 120GB-$99
10GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 503
Write 119
Mixed 161
56% 261 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 13.2
113% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 11.9
26% 51.2 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 79%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
688GB 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 (85th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 166
Mixed 148
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.36
144% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1866C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1866C10D3/8G 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 23.2
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 25.3
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.2%
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-Z97-HD3 Builds (Compare 2,009 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $776
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