Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 88%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.4% 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 Drive85.9% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 08 '20 at 18:11
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
88% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 256
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 653
72% 553 Pts
64-Core 655
44% 655 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 88%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
49.4% Average
Lighting 65.8
Reflection 58
Parallax 75.2
53% 66.3 fps
MRender 58
Gravity 54.9
Splatting 73.3
45% 62.1 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 mSATA 240GB-$308
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 255 257 260 260 261 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 396
Write 264
Mixed 273
SusWrite 258
67% 298 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 33.4
138% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 185
164% 247 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 86%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
548GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 96 95 99 99 98 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 107
Write 63.3
Mixed 40.3
SusWrite 94.4
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
53% Above average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.1
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.1
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53%
Great: 63%

 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 3,124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $950
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