Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 89.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics115% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJan 04 '20 at 03:34
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
1-Core 133
2-Core 263
93% 198 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 513
70% 513 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Lighting 458
Reflection 367
Parallax 455
120% 426 fps
MRender 384
Gravity 395
Splatting 0.2
116% 260 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 115%
Great: 120%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 250GB-$44
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 191 202 199 188 194 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 469
Mixed 266
SusWrite 201
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 52.6
190% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 248
210% 307 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 107%
Great: 105%
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$150
26GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 124 132 121 125 124 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 398
Write 150
Mixed 195
SusWrite 124
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 40.8
166% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 146
115% 160 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
43GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 2.6 8.5 14 7 0.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 12.2
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 69%
Samsung HD642JJ 640GB-$40
196GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 87 88 88 89 89 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 84
Write 48.7
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 88.5
52% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
53% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.3
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 16.8
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53%
Great: 63%
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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 9,981 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $996
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