Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics47.7% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory13.2 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 18:06
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 508
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 500
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1643 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
47.7% Average
Lighting 105
Reflection 179
Parallax 149
38% 145 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 115
Splatting 130
55% 133 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 474 469 480 477 392 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 432
Mixed 340
SusWrite 436
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 49.7
178% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 184
181% 290 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 (92nd percentile)
62.4% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 4,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,030
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