Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
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 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 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.7% 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 Drive105% 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.
Run History
15 months ago, 15 months ago.
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141113
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 03 '20 at 19:40
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$155
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Memory 96.2
1-Core 114
2-Core 228
86% 146 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 456
62% 454 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
39.7% Below average
Lighting 47.5
Reflection 55.1
Parallax 44.8
38% 49.1 fps
MRender 68.1
Gravity 47.7
Splatting 53.1
41% 56.3 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 371 370 368 375 374 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 461
Write 428
Mixed 320
SusWrite 372
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 39.8
155% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 259
222% 326 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 105%
Great: 131%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
246GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 462 456 439 442 351 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 447
Write 432
Mixed 405
SusWrite 430
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 64.9
208% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 126%
Great: 131%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$128
434GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 209 207 209 210 210 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 102
Write 202
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 209
97% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.4
419% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 27.6
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 26.5
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 87%

 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 3,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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