Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 27 '17 at 17:19
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.8% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 405
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 387
60% 403 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 670-$435
PNY(196E 097A) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Lighting 91.3
Reflection 79.5
Parallax 120
31% 96.9 fps
MRender 88.3
Gravity 102
Splatting 70.5
38% 86.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba P300 1TB-$44
875GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA8J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 164
Write 127
Mixed 111
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.03
12% 0.11 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
341GB free
Firmware: CC56 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 155
Write 145
Mixed 134
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.23
98% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL10 Series 0467 RMR5030EF68F9W1600 1302 1600 CL10 Series 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.2% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 11.9
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 12.6
SC Mixed 13.8
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 75.2
53% 75.2 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97X-SLI-CF Builds (Compare 3,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $660
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