Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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 78.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics11.8% 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 Drive120% 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)
Memory13.3 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 02:35
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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-$242
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
78.9% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 250
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 495
68% 496 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1826 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
11.8% Very poor
Lighting 33.7
Reflection 28.2
Parallax 33.7
10% 31.9 fps
MRender 29.5
Gravity 29.8
Splatting 34
13% 31.1 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 11.8%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 473 475 490 487 474 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 482
Mixed 353
SusWrite 451
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 51
183% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 194
186% 294 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 120%
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 23.1
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20.9
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 58.4
68% 58.4 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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 4,596 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: 48% - Average Total price: $1,013
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