Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot Drive151% 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime9 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 17:11
Run Duration325 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$326
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 386
85% 373 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 639
MC Mixed 620
93% 619 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 79%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
PwrHis(1787 5000) 3GB
CLim: 960 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
35.9% Below average
Lighting 112
Reflection 69.7
Parallax 149
39% 110 fps
MRender 54.4
Gravity 103
Splatting 76.2
34% 78 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 240GB
69GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
151% Outstanding
Read 904
Write 893
Mixed 869
199% 889 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 36.6
161% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 100
127% 221 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 151%
Great: 172%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 750GB
228GB free, PID a00c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
27.8% Poor
Read 73
Write 77.9
Mixed 57.9
89% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.08
4K Mixed 0.06
5% 0.06 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 42%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 8GB
7GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
11.7% Very poor
Read 36.1
Write 3.99
Mixed 7.05
14% 15.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.38
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.88
96% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 11.7%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Xtreem-LV-2400 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
45.9% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 14.4
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 14.6
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 90%
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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 5 Builds (Compare 1,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $984
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