Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (92nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 8 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics31.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive115% 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)
Memory10.4 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 23:32
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (92nd 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 (94th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Memory 94.7
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 516
69% 507 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1593 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.7% Below average
Lighting 141
Reflection 173
Parallax 146
37% 153 fps
MRender 86.8
Gravity 114
Splatting 127
32% 109 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 466 474 469 481 448 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 464
Mixed 351
SusWrite 466
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 48.7
174% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 196
173% 260 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 115%
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 (87th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.6
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 17.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.7%
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 1,264 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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