Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 68.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics67.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.6% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z97X-SLI
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140617
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateMar 18 '17 at 20:31
Run Duration306 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 way below expectations (12th percentile)
68.5% Good
SC Int 109
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 106
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 331
86% 382 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 402
60% 403 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 359.6
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
67.3% Good
Lighting 219
Reflection 182
Parallax 200
66% 200 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 192
Splatting 136
69% 159 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$438
463GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 501
Write 347
Mixed 351
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 23.3
131% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 43.8
DQ Write 85
DQ Mixed 22.9
29% 50.6 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 96%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$443
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 214
Write 239
Mixed 204
164% 219 MB/s
4K Read 4.29
4K Write 3.28
4K Mixed 0.34
278% 2.64 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 130%
Great: 129%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$84
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 126
Write 119
Mixed 114
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.16
92% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 83%
WD Red 8TB (2016)-$259
2TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 134
Write 133
Mixed 138
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.41
111% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 98%
WD Red 8TB (2016)-$259
2TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 161
Write 149
Mixed 116
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.32
97% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 98%
WDC WD40 EFRX-68WT0N0 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 153
Write 120
Mixed 115
160% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.27
102% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 60%
WDC WD30 EFRX-68AX9N0 3TB
2.5TB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 99.1
Write 98
Mixed 99
128% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.19
80% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 58%
WDC WD20 EARX-00PASB0 2TB
2TB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
36% Below average
Read 67.4
Write 96.3
Mixed 77.6
108% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.16
64% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 36%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
61.8% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 20.1
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 18.6
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 64%
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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 3,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $729
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