Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 41.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics68% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.3% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime9.9 Days
Run DateJul 06 '19 at 22:51
Run Duration353 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium G3258-$80
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
41.9% Average
1-Core 130
2-Core 219
84% 174 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 238
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 43%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
68% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 174
Parallax 210
65% 197 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 195
Splatting 156
70% 165 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 68%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 150 115 122 121 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 350
Write 446
Mixed 198
SusWrite 141
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 41.6
140% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 307
232% 314 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 124%
WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB
133GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 87 87 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 74.7
Write 75.9
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 86.8
54% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C7 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60.9% Good
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 20.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 19
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 65%
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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 4,615 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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