Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 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 75.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.9% 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 Drive113% 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)
Memory12.3 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 04:01
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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 (87th percentile)
75.9% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 461
65% 471 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1606 MHz, MLim: 1848 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 200
Parallax 217
55% 210 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 206
Splatting 140
55% 169 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 54%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 429 464 467 443 468 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 471
Mixed 350
SusWrite 432
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 49
176% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 201
172% 255 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 113%
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 (91st percentile)
62.4% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.4
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 20.1
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.4%
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 4,620 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: 46% - Average Total price: $995
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