Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 63.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.6 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 22:44
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
63.3% Good
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 376
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 81%
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 (97th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Lighting 224
Reflection 206
Parallax 225
70% 218 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 212
Splatting 142
75% 173 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 437 477 486 482 471 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 488
Mixed 256
SusWrite 445
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 49.1
181% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 175
177% 287 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 (95th percentile)
63.3% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.6
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 20
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.3%
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 4,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $995
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