Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (96th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 4 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 81.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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)
Memory11.7 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 04:28
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (96th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 260
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 517
70% 514 Pts
64-Core 505
34% 505 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1563 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Relative performance (0th percentile)
6% Terrible
Lighting 22.4
Reflection 18.7
Parallax 21.6
6% 20.9 fps
MRender 19.5
Gravity 19.7
Splatting 23.6
6% 20.9 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 6%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 454 463 471 464 440 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 429
Mixed 321
SusWrite 439
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 48.7
179% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 167
173% 284 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 (97th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.5
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.1
58% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 59.3
67% 59.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.4%
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 4,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $966
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