Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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. 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 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.83% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive102% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory12.6 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 04:17
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$242
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
77.5% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 250
87% 187 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 495
67% 490 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1663 MHz, MLim: 1862 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Relative performance (0th percentile)
6.83% Terrible
Lighting 20.9
Reflection 16.9
Parallax 20
6% 19.3 fps
MRender 12
Gravity 18.1
Splatting 22.1
7% 17.4 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 6.83%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 428 441 437 436 376 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 408
Write 340
Mixed 295
SusWrite 419
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 42.7
152% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 160
155% 247 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 102%
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)
58.3% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 19.6
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 18.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 82.3
49% 82.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 58.3%
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 4,597 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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