Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.3% 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 Drive91.5% 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.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 25 '21 at 14:01
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 below expectations (36th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Memory 85.6
1-Core 127
2-Core 241
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 656
68% 535 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.3% Average
Lighting 57.3
Reflection 78.3
Parallax 50.5
46% 62 fps
MRender 69
Gravity 64.8
Splatting 55.5
53% 63.1 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SUV300S37A240G 240GB
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 223 149 89 95 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 479
Mixed 362
SusWrite 153
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 41.1
157% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 183
179% 283 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 92%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
50GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 134 136 139 144 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
80% Excellent
Read 143
Write 146
Mixed 90.1
SusWrite 136
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY8GX3M2A2400C11 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.8% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.5
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 17.8
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 52: 6R 5G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
52% 43% 42 268 189 60 21.5" 1920 1080 AOC2262 2262w
History: Score 31: 2R 5G 6B | Score 52: 6R 5G 7B
Typical GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 3,099 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
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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