Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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. 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 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '20 at 16:12
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
75.4% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 223
82% 172 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 592
63% 494 Pts
64-Core 585
39% 585 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Asus(1043 847A) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Lighting 94.1
Reflection 75.7
Parallax 118
25% 95.8 fps
MRender 84.4
Gravity 116
Splatting 75
32% 91.7 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$88
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1981
Write 1,083
Mixed 1,247
317% 1,437 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 59.7
191% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 761
DQ Write 513
DQ Mixed 458
390% 577 MB/s
Poor: 195% Great: 321%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$199
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 166 169 167 170 168 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 168
Mixed 104
SusWrite 166
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 99%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
822GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 97 108 117 110 104 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 86.7
Write 114
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 107
61% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
94% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3-2133 CL9 4GB 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
56.1% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 16.2
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 102%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 4,180 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,002
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