Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.1% 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 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)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 03:23
Run Duration111 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 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 (92nd percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 125
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 498
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 487
74% 495 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1743 MHz, MLim: 1972 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
40.1% Average
Lighting 14.5
Reflection 5.8
Parallax 9.9
4% 10.1 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 186
Splatting 126
67% 154 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 470 472 455 480 461 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 458
Mixed 361
SusWrite 468
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 50.8
181% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 190
184% 292 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 120%
Great: 118%
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 (98th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.4
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 64%
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 4,411 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
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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