Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 79.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics2.89% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive105% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 18 '19 at 19:23
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 above expectations (78th percentile)
79.5% Very good
1-Core 130
2-Core 253
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 455
58% 434 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Relative performance (0th percentile)
2.89% Terrible
Lighting 11.6
Reflection 9
Parallax 11.3
3% 10.6 fps
MRender 9.3
Gravity 10
Splatting 13
3% 10.8 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 2.89%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 418 425 424 407 404 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 434
Write 434
Mixed 291
SusWrite 416
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43.5
151% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 199
187% 293 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 105%
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 (91st percentile)
61.8% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.8
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 18.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.8%
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 5,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $979
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