Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 90.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.9% 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 Drive95.9% 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 11 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 06 '22 at 20:56
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 way above expectations (97th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Memory 98
1-Core 128
2-Core 236
90% 154 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 700
73% 574 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$125
CLim: 1618 MHz, MLim: 2077 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 512.95
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Lighting 62.7
Reflection 80.4
Parallax 69.3
51% 70.8 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 66.7
Splatting 50.9
56% 66.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 212 211 209 211 215 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 380
Write 170
Mixed 291
SusWrite 218
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 45.7
172% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 254
210% 303 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
711GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 187 186 188 186 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 150
Mixed 85.4
SusWrite 187
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 35.5
MC Mixed 25.7
85% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 26.1
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 46.2
86% 46.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 84.8%
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 4,541 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $573
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