Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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. 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 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 10 '19 at 17:52
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
78.7% Very good
1-Core 130
2-Core 257
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 491
67% 493 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1558 MHz, MLim: 1867 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
63.8% Good
Lighting 254
Reflection 84.6
Parallax 247
65% 195 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 237
Splatting 162
62% 191 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$97
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 507
Write 462
Mixed 356
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 47.3
174% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 355
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 127%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$65
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,787
Write 49.2
Mixed 101
1,418% 1,979 MB/s
4K Read 919
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 3.1
38,659% 308 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 85%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
321GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 53 48 52 57 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 89.5
Write 84
Mixed 69
SusWrite 53.5
55% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 6TB (2015)-$135
710GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 96 97 97 98 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Read 100
Write 99
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 96
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19.9
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 19.1
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 69%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 4,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $995
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