We used 3DMark‘s ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark which is designed to be used on gaming PCs. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.
Sandra Processor Arithmetic
Sandra Memory Bandwidth
Gigabyte’s Z97X-Gaming 7 fairs well in the Sandra and Futuremark benchmarks. Both Sandra tests put the board in a mid-table position when compared to current data from other Z97 motherboards.