Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160303
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 06 '19 at 18:01
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 249
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 491
66% 486 Pts
64-Core 462
31% 462 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Lighting 221
Reflection 190
Parallax 207
58% 206 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 208
Splatting 165
57% 173 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$63
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 47 41 42 40 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 50% Great: 92%
WD WD10EADX-00TDHB0 1TB
875GB free
Firmware: 77.04D77
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 99 99 98 99 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 102
Write 95.5
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 98.5
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 58%
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
409GB free
Firmware: AM002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 102 102 102 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 100
Write 94
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 101
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 62%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$70
486GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 107 108 110 112 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 127
Write 131
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 108
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 19.5
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 63%
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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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Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $745
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