Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 77.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.2% 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 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)
Memory13.8 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 18:55
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
77.4% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 249
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 497
67% 490 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1583 MHz, MLim: 1822 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
44.2% Average
Lighting 153
Reflection 190
Parallax 194
41% 179 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 166
Splatting 137
48% 154 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 466 471 475 475 471 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 451
Mixed 344
SusWrite 446
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 49.2
176% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 196
173% 259 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 (97th percentile)
64.1% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.9
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 64.1%
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 4,878 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: 45% - Average Total price: $992
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