Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory12.9 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 23:28
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 472
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 466
71% 473 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 97%
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 below expectations (33rd percentile)
61.3% Good
Lighting 178
Reflection 179
Parallax 192
57% 183 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 174
Splatting 127
65% 151 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 459 483 489 490 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 482
Mixed 340
SusWrite 452
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 47.8
174% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 163
171% 282 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 117%
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)
63.3% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.6
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19.4
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.3%
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 4,447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,030
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