Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 83.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics7.08% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive117% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 26 '21 at 19:04
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Memory 91.7
1-Core 116
2-Core 225
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 436
60% 436 Pts
64-Core 439
29% 439 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
3.05% Terrible
Lighting 4
Reflection 11.3
Parallax 7.4
3% 7.57 fps
MRender 8.3
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 5.4
3% 5.43 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.05%
Great: 3%
AMD R7 250
Dell(1028 2120) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1000 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
7.08% Terrible
Lighting 8.5
Reflection 11.1
Parallax 13.6
7% 11.1 fps
MRender 8.4
Gravity 9.2
Splatting 8.3
7% 8.63 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 7.08%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 256GB
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V1.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 560 570 567 391 235 238 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 617
Write 566
Mixed 506
SusWrite 427
119% 529 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 32.7
165% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 438
DQ Mixed 60.7
138% 280 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 117%
Great: 216%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$85
403GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 107 105 105 107 111 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 116
Write 101
Mixed 65
SusWrite 107
71% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
63.3% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 20.3
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.2
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 64%

 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%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $738
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