Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory27.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 06:11
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 112
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 397
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 620
MC Mixed 607
91% 610 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
67.4% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 189
Parallax 207
64% 201 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 196
Splatting 133
70% 161 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$209
291GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 453
Mixed 405
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 30.1
145% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 63.6
118% 237 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$44
210GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 106
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.32
81% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Xtreem-LV-2400 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
48.5% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 14.8
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 16.6
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 122%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 1,497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,023
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