Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
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 83.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.65% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive119% 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.
High background CPU (28%). 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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 02:33
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 245
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 486
65% 479 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1583 MHz, MLim: 1822 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Relative performance (0th percentile)
8.65% Terrible
Lighting 26
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 33.8
7% 27.3 fps
MRender 29.5
Gravity 29.9
Splatting 35.3
9% 31.6 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 8.65%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 472 479 478 471 480 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 487
Mixed 358
SusWrite 451
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 50.3
180% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 193
186% 294 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 119%
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 (95th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.9
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 20.5
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63%
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 5,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $979
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