Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 55.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics85.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive83.6% 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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime8.8 Days
Run DateNov 29 '19 at 10:00
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55.1% Above average
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 204
68% 148 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 287
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 317
21% 317 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
3.15% Terrible
Lighting 13
Reflection 18.8
Parallax 23.5
3% 18.4 fps
MRender 20.5
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.8
3% 16 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.15%
Great: 3%
Nvidia RTX 2060-$340
Gigabyte(1458 37D2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Lighting 346
Reflection 293
Parallax 347
91% 328 fps
MRender 281
Gravity 295
Splatting 192
86% 256 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$34
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U21010RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 379 372 260 367 385 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 407
Write 384
Mixed 254
SusWrite 357
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 18.1
120% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 110
121% 198 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
0GB free
Firmware: CC45
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 153
Write 162
Mixed 77.5
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 49% Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 10.3
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 60.1
67% 60.1 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 70%
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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 9,786 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,030
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