Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 23%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 60.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.2% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141017
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 18 '20 at 22:25
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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-$223
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
60.9% Good
Memory 76.6
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 161
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 279
36% 270 Pts
64-Core 309
21% 309 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Gigabyte(1458 3670) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.2% Average
Lighting 185
Reflection 159
Parallax 191
49% 178 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 168
Splatting 102
47% 136 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU630 240GB
127GB free
Firmware: V8X04c13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 230 253 307 305 302 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 306
Write 302
Mixed 266
SusWrite 272
65% 287 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 23.5
81% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 185
143% 192 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 106%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
983GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 140 123 159 99 127 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 93.2
Write 180
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 126
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
357% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
23.4% Poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 8.1
MC Mixed 7.2
22% 7.83 GB/s
SC Read 4.8
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 4.9
14% 4.93 GB/s
Latency 87.1
46% 87.1 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 23.4%
Great: 35%

 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 2,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $663
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