Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35% 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 Drive107% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, , 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 27 '20 at 09:43
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$320
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Memory 93.1
1-Core 100
2-Core 200
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 576
59% 466 Pts
64-Core 567
38% 567 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
35% Below average
Lighting 271
Reflection 120
Parallax 131
71% 174 fps
MRender 84.9
Gravity 123
Splatting 85.7
34% 97.8 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$69
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 437 432 447 377 387 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 401
Mixed 422
SusWrite 417
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 41.2
147% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 290
236% 335 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 107%
Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
415GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 179 177 180 181 180 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 153
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 179
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
69.3% Good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 21.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 22.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 62
65% 62 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 79%
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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-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 6,531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $990
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