Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 64.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.7% 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 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)
Memory12.3 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 22:37
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 below expectations (38th percentile)
64.3% Good
1-Core 131
2-Core 262
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 383
53% 388 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1843 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Relative performance (0th percentile)
28.7% Poor
Lighting 15.5
Reflection 179
Parallax 197
12% 131 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 186
Splatting 132
50% 156 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 54%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 464 471 481 483 466 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 485
Mixed 333
SusWrite 460
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 49.4
176% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 172
175% 285 MB/s
Poor: 67%
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 (96th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.9
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 64%
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 4,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $995
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