Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 73.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140617
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 01 '18 at 06:08
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
73.6% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 88.6
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 404
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 392
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 83%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 154
Parallax 168
50% 161 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 156
Splatting 112
59% 137 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 73%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
5.43% Terrible
Lighting 12.2
Reflection 17.5
Parallax 24.6
5% 18.1 fps
MRender 17.1
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 18.5
6% 14.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.43%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 411
Write 325
Mixed 283
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 36.5
148% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 135
128% 196 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 98%
WD WD10EACS-00D6B0 1TB
79GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 79 83 83 84 83 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 83.8
Write 78.5
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 81.1
55% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 49%
Hitachi HDN724030ALE640 3TB
371GB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 133 130 130 129 131 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 126
Write 127
Mixed 32
SusWrite 130
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
162% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 88%
WD WD5000AAJS-22TKA 500GB
101GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 78 79 78 78 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.5% Average
Read 73.5
Write 65.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 77.7
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
WD Elements 2TB
227GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 34 35 36 36 36 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
19.5% Very poor
Read 35.2
Write 34.5
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 35.4
46% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
98% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
51.7% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 15.9
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $839
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