Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive118% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
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 Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 22:25
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Memory 94.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 247
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 406
57% 414 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.1% Above average
Lighting 195
Reflection 180
Parallax 198
51% 191 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 186
Splatting 125
52% 154 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 467 467 468 476 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 484
Mixed 328
SusWrite 466
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 48.3
176% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 165
172% 283 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 118%
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 way above expectations (95th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.6
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 18.4
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 63%

 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 6,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $990
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