Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 81.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics47.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive117% 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 20 '19 at 18:01
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$250
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 519
70% 514 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
47.2% Average
Lighting 104
Reflection 162
Parallax 159
38% 142 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 121
Splatting 118
54% 128 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 447 481 484 486 443 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 414
Mixed 286
SusWrite 442
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 48.5
178% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 192
183% 288 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 117%
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)
63.5% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.5
62% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 19.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 4,597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $995
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