Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 66.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium G3258-$59
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
66.5% Good
Memory 92.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 219
87% 147 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 238
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.6% Above average
Lighting 208
Reflection 174
Parallax 210
55% 197 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 195
Splatting 156
54% 165 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 150 115 122 121 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th 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: 75%
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 (23rd 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 (83rd 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: 36%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 64%

 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 1,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

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