Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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 88.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics4.81% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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)
Memory14.1 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 20:27
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 (94th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 516
70% 510 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$185
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Relative performance (0th percentile)
4.81% Terrible
Lighting 22.8
Reflection 19
Parallax 21.9
6% 21.2 fps
MRender 12.1
Gravity 17.5
Splatting 23.4
5% 17.7 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 4.81%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 431 482 482 473 425 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 490
Mixed 353
SusWrite 443
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 50.2
182% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 194
184% 288 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 (96th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 20.1
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.4%
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 5,090 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: 65% - Good Total price: $771
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