Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics12.5% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive67.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (87%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140424
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 20 '17 at 00:19
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 87%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
67.4% Good
SC Int 83.9
SC Float 98.6
SC Mixed 99.6
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 317
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 320
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 527
MC Mixed 510
77% 513 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 84%
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. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
5.08% Terrible
Lighting 11.9
Reflection 16.6
Parallax 18.7
4% 15.7 fps
MRender 17.2
Gravity 7.3
Splatting 17.9
6% 14.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.08%
Great: 6%
Nvidia Quadro K620-$170
Nvidia(10DE 1098) 2GB
CLim: 1124 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 39.2
Reflection 34.4
Parallax 32.2
11% 35.3 fps
MRender 23
Gravity 38.5
Splatting 32.4
13% 31.3 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 14%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 128GB-$63
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 484
Write 151
Mixed 231
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 60.7
4K Mixed 27.6
105% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 59.7
72% 129 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 79%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
489GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 163
Write 128
Mixed 134
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.23
83% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
39.9% Below average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 12.8
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 8
26% 9.23 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $812
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