Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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. 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 60.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive96.5% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime5.8 Days
Run DateMay 25 '21 at 10:32
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.9% Good
Memory 84
1-Core 81.9
2-Core 145
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 236
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.4% Below average
Lighting 41
Reflection 43.7
Parallax 39.1
33% 41.3 fps
MRender 36.3
Gravity 39.6
Splatting 34.4
32% 36.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 291 260 217 189 184 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 434
Write 388
Mixed 345
SusWrite 240
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 45.9
157% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 346
261% 350 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 250GB (2007)-$30
57GB free
Firmware: 02.03A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 59 61 63 60 58 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
35.5% Below average
Read 64.1
Write 66.6
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 58.9
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 56%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 168 170 170 172 169 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 144
Mixed 77
SusWrite 169
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
49.2% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 15.4
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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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HDDRAMUSB
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