Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics55.1% 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 Drive90.4% 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.
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 (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 21:59
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
46.4% Average
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 173
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 347
40% 304 Pts
64-Core 325
22% 325 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Lighting 197
Reflection 186
Parallax 184
50% 189 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 228
Splatting 144
61% 191 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSDPR-CX400-128 128GB
96GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 191 65 64 65 65 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
72% Very good
Read 434
Write 344
Mixed 317
SusWrite 125
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 26.6
115% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 184
166% 248 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 72%
Great: 82%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 290 295 299 298 296 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 417
Write 402
Mixed 332
SusWrite 302
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 34.6
128% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 257
221% 326 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 113%
Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB-$97
129GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 91 91 88 88 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 91.7
Write 91.3
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 89.8
59% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
53.2% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.1
54% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 14.4
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 79.8
50% 79.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 87%
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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 3 Builds (Compare 8,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $976
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