Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics11.3% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 471
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 484
73% 488 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 97%
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)
11.3% Very poor
Lighting 26
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 33.8
9% 27.3 fps
MRender 29.5
Gravity 29.9
Splatting 35.3
13% 31.6 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 11.3%
Great: 73%
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 (97th 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: 66%
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 (97th 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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

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