Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 67.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics49.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 (37th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 below expectations (7th percentile)
67.5% Good
Memory 72.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 247
83% 148 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 471
53% 405 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1693 MHz, MLim: 1877 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.1% Average
Lighting 223
Reflection 213
Parallax 230
59% 222 fps
MRender 0.3
Gravity 217
Splatting 146
49% 121 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 56%
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 (52nd 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: 64%
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 above expectations (60th 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%

 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 1,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $990
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