Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive55.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 04 '19 at 22:24
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 405
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 624
93% 623 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Lighting 300
Reflection 238
Parallax 273
90% 271 fps
MRender 223
Gravity 268
Splatting 176
96% 222 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 99%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$70
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 103 103 108 110 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 93.5
Write 162
Mixed 157
SusWrite 105
29% 129 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 29.1
125% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 123
105% 153 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 84%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018)-$67
300GB free
Firmware: 101140WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 671 685 694 698 698 697 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Read 672
Write 656
Mixed 653
SusWrite 690
151% 668 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 67.1
230% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 764
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 992
677% 828 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 173%
Great: 275%
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$300
477GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 386 391 392 388 387 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 479
Mixed 376
SusWrite 388
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 50
178% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 195
190% 303 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 115%
Great: 118%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
609GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 92 93 93 93 92 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 101
Write 99.2
Mixed 77
SusWrite 92.1
68% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
51.7% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 16.8
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 67%
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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 4,440 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,030
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