Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 85.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.6% 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 Drive106% 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 28 '21 at 12:49
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 (69th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Memory 91.1
1-Core 127
2-Core 253
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 658
70% 546 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 63.8
Reflection 105
Parallax 65.7
52% 78.1 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 66.5
Splatting 57.3
54% 64.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 120GB-$80
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 340 353 354 326 354 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 360
Mixed 276
SusWrite 338
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.3
161% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 65.6
126% 253 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
53.3% Above average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16.6
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 86%

 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 3,133 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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