Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 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 67.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics61.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateAug 31 '19 at 19:40
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 20%

 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 i7-4790-$327
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
67.7% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 218
75% 161 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 517
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 540
36% 540 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
61.2% Good
Lighting 239
Reflection 214
Parallax 232
63% 228 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 222
Splatting 151
61% 180 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 316
Write 421
Mixed 333
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 36.3
130% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 92.9
116% 199 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 117%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
467GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 149 148 143 148 155 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 95.2
Write 167
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 149
81% 111 MB/s
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.3
106% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 49% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-1333 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
26.8% Poor
MC Read 8.4
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 7.6
24% 8.23 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 8.9
24% 8.53 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 53%
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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 9,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $971
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