Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (96th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 4 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 81.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.9% 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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 18 '19 at 06:26
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (96th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 514
70% 515 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1568 MHz, MLim: 1815 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
69.9% Good
Lighting 216
Reflection 196
Parallax 215
67% 209 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 204
Splatting 137
72% 167 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 476 479 480 478 460 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 448
Mixed 338
SusWrite 471
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 49.4
178% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 190
178% 279 MB/s
Poor: 66%
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 (97th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 20.5
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 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 4,604 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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