Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics64.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% 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.
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
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 05:46
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 below expectations (24th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 376
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 401
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
64.2% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 178
Parallax 197
60% 190 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 186
Splatting 127
67% 155 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 424 464 450 452 456 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 449
Write 407
Mixed 337
SusWrite 429
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 43.6
159% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 165
172% 283 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
59% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 18.9
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 17.4
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59%
Great: 63%
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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).

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 4,417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,030
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