Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 66.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.1% 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 Drive29.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Very high background CPU (69%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141017
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMar 23 '20 at 04:46
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 69%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
66.4% Good
Memory 87
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 170
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 246
36% 258 Pts
64-Core 293
20% 293 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$252
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Lighting 208
Reflection 189
Parallax 198
55% 198 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 200
Splatting 159
54% 165 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 61%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
2.56% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 16.7
Parallax 19.1
3% 15.7 fps
MRender 14.1
Gravity 7
Splatting 16.7
2% 12.6 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.56%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S128G 126GB
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.2.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 108 44 51 41 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
29.2% Poor
Read 356
Write 261
Mixed 55
SusWrite 69.7
41% 185 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 9.8
4K Mixed 8.2
33% 9.77 MB/s
DQ Read 23.5
DQ Write 9.9
DQ Mixed 18.4
13% 17.3 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 54%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$41
491GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 62 71 69 70 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
64% Good
Read 166
Write 140
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 57.5
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
876GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 155 157 156 156 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 149
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 154
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 186 188 187 187 187 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 209
Write 176
Mixed 99.8
SusWrite 185
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 113%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B1G73BH0-CK0 Kingston KHX2400C11D3/4GX 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
37.1% Below average
MC Read 13
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 11.6
36% 12.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 10
28% 9.73 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
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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 7,423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $818
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