Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 18 '21 at 22:02
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Memory 94.6
1-Core 129
2-Core 249
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 660
70% 548 Pts
64-Core 669
45% 669 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
79.6% Very good
Lighting 103
Reflection 100
Parallax 91.2
83% 98 fps
MRender 98.3
Gravity 92.9
Splatting 79.4
76% 90.2 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$137
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 433 424 387 361 332 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 407
Mixed 305
SusWrite 393
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.5
151% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 236
202% 298 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 134%
Samsung 840 Series 500GB
119GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 336 334 326 315 316 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 424
Write 196
Mixed 188
SusWrite 327
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 29.2
123% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 65.9
104% 203 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 91%
WDC WD40 EZRZ-00GXCB0 4TB
2TB free, PID 1153
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 169 171 171 171 171 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
69.2% Good
Read 174
Write 21.9
Mixed 37.7
SusWrite 165
119% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
123% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2133 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
77.4% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 24
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 25.9
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 5: 0R 1G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
5% 14% 21 109 6 144 34.1" 2560 1080 GSM76FE LG ULTRAWIDE
History:
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $950
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