Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics80.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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 as expected (60th 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 i5-4670K-$270
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 130
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 494
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 494
74% 494 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 95%
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)
80.7% Excellent
Lighting 254
Reflection 84.6
Parallax 247
78% 195 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 237
Splatting 162
83% 191 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$150
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: 73% Great: 128%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
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: 40% Great: 85%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$95
321GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 53 48 52 57 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd 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)-$131
710GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 96 97 97 98 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th 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: 53%
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 (85th 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: 33%
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).

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $979
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