Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 80.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics34.7% 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 7 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 03:41
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 422
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 412
MC Mixed 414
62% 416 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$120
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
34.7% Below average
Lighting 107
Reflection 68.4
Parallax 104
33% 93.1 fps
MRender 79.4
Gravity 98.3
Splatting 74.5
36% 84.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 38 45 58 34 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
14.4% Very poor
Read 11.8
Write 53.8
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 38.3
23% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 14.4%
Great: 76%
Samsung HE103UJ 1TB-$87
434GB free
Firmware: 1AA01112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 93 89 92 88 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 95.5
Write 76.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 91.7
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 18.1
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 70%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $834
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