Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics12% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime31.6 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:57
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i5-4590-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 392
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 384
58% 389 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 740
EVGA(3842 3747) 2GB
CLim: 1084 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
12% Very poor
Lighting 29.2
Reflection 24.4
Parallax 37.3
10% 30.3 fps
MRender 27.9
Gravity 37
Splatting 30.2
14% 31.7 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 12%
Great: 12%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD20EURX 2TB-$84
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 121
Write 125
Mixed 144
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.13
78% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
58.1% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 19.5
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 19.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 77.4
52% 77.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 65%
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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-SLI-CF Builds (Compare 3,449 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $628
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