Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive120% 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
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 20:45
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
75.4% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 238
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 476
65% 475 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
62.5% Good
Lighting 186
Reflection 179
Parallax 193
58% 186 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 180
Splatting 124
66% 152 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 437 484 482 464 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 482
Mixed 368
SusWrite 442
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 51.5
184% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 198
188% 295 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 120%
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)
63.8% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 21.1
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.8%
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 4,600 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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