Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.6% 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)
Memory12.3 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 (97th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Memory 94.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 514
70% 515 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1568 MHz, MLim: 1815 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Lighting 216
Reflection 196
Parallax 215
57% 209 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 204
Splatting 137
57% 167 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 56%
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 (98th 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: 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 (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%

 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 1,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

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