Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 92.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.4% 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 Drive118% 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)
Memory13.1 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 04:08
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 (88th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 483
111% 490 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 491
74% 490 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1843 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
40.4% Average
Lighting 21.9
Reflection 0.8
Parallax 0.6
4% 7.77 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 183
Splatting 133
67% 156 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 471 474 468 466 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 478
Mixed 337
SusWrite 456
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 48.5
179% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 163
165% 270 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 118%
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)
64.1% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 21.2
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 32%
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 4,436 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,030
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