Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics106% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive328% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 27 '19 at 03:18
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$221
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Memory 93.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 258
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 503
69% 506 Pts
64-Core 503
34% 503 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.86
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 135
Reflection 124
Parallax 128
109% 129 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 117
Splatting 104
102% 134 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$140
837GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1337 1703 1778 1191 1176 1183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
328% Outstanding
Read 2,155
Write 2,063
Mixed 1,479
SusWrite 1,394
398% 1,773 MB/s
4K Read 64.6
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 89.2
301% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,548
DQ Write 1,310
DQ Mixed 1,428
1,070% 1,429 MB/s
Poor: 196%
This bench: 328%
Great: 357%
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
112GB free
Firmware: DXT08B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 132 131 132 132 132 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 442
Write 132
Mixed 134
SusWrite 132
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 18.7
118% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 48.9
84% 171 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 74%
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$32
395GB free
Firmware: DEM6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 107 108 107 107 106 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 101
Write 111
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 107
62% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.5
305% 2.57 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 63%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 206 207 206 202 206 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 94.2
Write 168
Mixed 29
SusWrite 205
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2
367% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
62.2% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.4
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 63%

 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 2,336 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $920
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