Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (56%). 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)
Memory8.1 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 05:49
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
64.1% Good
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 404
55% 401 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 82%
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 above expectations (80th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Lighting 204
Reflection 177
Parallax 197
52% 193 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 191
Splatting 133
51% 159 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 422 442 463 441 458 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 468
Mixed 322
SusWrite 422
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 42.5
156% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 162
171% 282 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 117%
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 below expectations (38th percentile)
55.9% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 19.3
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 13.8
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 63%
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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 4,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $966
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