Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive72.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory6.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141017
Uptime8.1 Days
Run DateMar 05 '18 at 06:31
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
61.8% Good
SC Int 100
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 99.1
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 298
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 305
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 156
Reflection 124
Parallax 198
53% 159 fps
MRender 103
Gravity 132
Splatting 144
53% 126 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 401
Mixed 411
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 48.4
176% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 131
143% 241 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 112%
Great: 134%
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 466
Write 252
Mixed 207
68% 308 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 10.7
99% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 11.1
68% 156 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
50% Above average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 17.9
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 11.7
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50%
Great: 63%
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 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 3,816 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $782
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