Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics23.1% 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 Drive49.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:39
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 494
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 695
MC Mixed 686
102% 678 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
23.1% Poor
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 46.5
Parallax 67.5
22% 61.5 fps
MRender 54
Gravity 72.5
Splatting 40
24% 55.5 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
38GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 362
Write 96.7
Mixed 137
43% 199 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 10.4
90% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 66
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 23.9
36% 66.3 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 63%
SanDisk Ultra Fit 124GB
63GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Read 138
Write 37.5
Mixed 51.6
78% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.98
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.58
80% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
47.7% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 13
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 15.9
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 47.4
84% 47.4 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 49%
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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 2,797 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $997
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