Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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. 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 65.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.3% 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 Drive117% 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)
Memory11.9 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 22:30
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
65.4% Good
1-Core 124
2-Core 250
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 393
55% 399 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1643 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 206
Parallax 225
58% 219 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 212
Splatting 146
56% 175 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 470 476 486 474 475 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 478
Mixed 331
SusWrite 452
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 47.6
177% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 173
176% 286 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 117%
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 (98th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.7
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 20
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.5%
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 4,896 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: 46% - Average Total price: $982
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