Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 73.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 16 '22 at 23:43
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 16%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-4590-$188
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Memory 91.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 184
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 332
43% 324 Pts
64-Core 328
20% 328 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 517.48
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
70% Good
Lighting 85.7
Reflection 90.2
Parallax 81.9
70% 85.9 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 80.6
Splatting 72.9
70% 88.1 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70%
Great: 76%
Drive BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 91 117 138 134 135 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 161
Write 151
Mixed 107
SusWrite 124
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX 16GB
2060, 2060, 2060, 2060 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73.1% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 22.9
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 20.4
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 1,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $950
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