Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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 Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 11 '18 at 02:30
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i7-4790K-$360
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 117
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 412
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 641
94% 626 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 319
Reflection 296
Parallax 314
98% 310 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 290
Splatting 229
103% 240 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$97
45GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 418
Mixed 422
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 45.4
177% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 98.8
129% 235 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 114%
Great: 113%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$100
1TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Read 134
Write 155
Mixed 108
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 5.16
4K Mixed 0.56
182% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
265GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 162
Write 136
Mixed 130
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.21
107% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 24.8
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 23.9
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 64%
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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 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,113
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