Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 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 85.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive116% 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
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 04:06
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (95th 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 (91st percentile)
85.5% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 495
68% 495 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$185
CLim: 1643 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 219
Reflection 206
Parallax 224
58% 216 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 212
Splatting 145
59% 174 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 473 470 465 474 469 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 477
Mixed 358
SusWrite 448
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 47.9
178% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 162
158% 253 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 116%
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 (96th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 21.1
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.5%
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 5,090 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: 65% - Good Total price: $771
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