Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 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 80.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive112% 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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 19 '19 at 08:11
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing way above expectations (93rd 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 (95th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 504
69% 506 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1593 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 200
Parallax 217
56% 210 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 206
Splatting 142
55% 170 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 412 429 413 415 403 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 471
Mixed 340
SusWrite 398
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 49.3
174% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 186
171% 263 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 112%
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 (92nd percentile)
62.3% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 19.7
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 20.4
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.3%
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 4,887 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $966
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HDDRAMUSB
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