Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 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 86.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics32.8% 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 Drive82.3% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (13%). 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)
Memory7.1 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:36
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
86.1% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 424
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 642
MC Mixed 632
94% 628 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660 Ti-$362
Gigabyte(1458 3556) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 79.7
Reflection 73.7
Parallax 129
30% 94.1 fps
MRender 83.4
Gravity 113
Splatting 61.7
41% 86.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$89
7GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 500
Write 402
Mixed 409
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 19.1
106% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 16.2
51% 102 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 114%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$60
288GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 90.2
Write 98
Mixed 98.3
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.37
121% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905458-026.A00LF 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
45.8% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 14.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 15.3
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 50%
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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 2,052 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,078
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HDDRAMUSB
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