Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive92.7% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 19 '17 at 04:51
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Memory 92.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 252
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 643
67% 527 Pts
64-Core 619
42% 619 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M6 Pro 256GB-$110
121GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 471
Mixed 467
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 37
149% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 111
148% 269 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
Corsair Force LX 256GB-$129
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0307A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 272
Mixed 358
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 34.9
142% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 67.6
109% 209 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 17.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 15.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $980
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