Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 61.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (55%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.2 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 04:15
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 55%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 below expectations (29th percentile)
61.9% Good
1-Core 125
2-Core 247
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 471
53% 405 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1693 MHz, MLim: 1877 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
60.5% Good
Lighting 223
Reflection 213
Parallax 230
70% 222 fps
MRender 0.3
Gravity 217
Splatting 146
54% 121 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 439 444 464 455 445 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 439
Write 340
Mixed 318
SusWrite 427
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 43
129% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 167
148% 222 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 95.7%
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 as expected (56th percentile)
57.7% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 16.4
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 18.3
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 95.9
42% 95.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.7%
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 4,604 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: 49% - Average Total price: $995
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