Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 49%
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. 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 89.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive115% 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.
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180312
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateOct 15 '19 at 00:16
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
1-Core 133
2-Core 242
90% 187 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 524
71% 522 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
Asus(1043 3006) 3GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.3
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
37% Below average
Lighting 142
Reflection 81.8
Parallax 204
37% 143 fps
MRender 63.8
Gravity 146
Splatting 89.3
37% 99.5 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 235 232 233 232 234 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 491
Mixed 383
SusWrite 256
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 59.7
203% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 115%
Great: 122%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$69
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 115 118 123 126 123 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 65.1
Write 111
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 121
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
216% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 28
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 24.9
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical GA-Z97X-SLI-CF Builds (Compare 6,826 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $799
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