Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 82.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics29.5% 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 Drive122% 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.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140507
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 16:49
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$147
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Memory 91.3
1-Core 112
2-Core 221
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 400
58% 416 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-Ti-$362
MSI(1462 2843) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
29.5% Poor
Lighting 32.6
Reflection 30.3
Parallax 43.7
26% 35.5 fps
MRender 38.9
Gravity 41.7
Splatting 32
33% 37.5 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$40
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 459 397 345 342 341 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 438
Mixed 406
SusWrite 367
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 66.9
207% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 122%
Great: 129%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$28
930GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 171 170 172 177 174 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 166
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 170
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 100%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown ST102464BA1339.16F Samsung M378B1G73EB0-CK0 16GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
54.7% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 17.2
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical GA-Z97X-SOC Force Builds (Compare 185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force - $123

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $886
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