Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 86.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics81.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:26
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 i7-4770K-$450
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
SC Int 139
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 406
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 549
81% 542 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1505 MHz, MLim: 1802 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Lighting 266
Reflection 229
Parallax 270
83% 255 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 232
Splatting 159
81% 187 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 89%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
146GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 401
Mixed 417
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 48.9
176% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 116
144% 258 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT51264BA160B.C16F 1201 AE34G1339U2 Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-PB 1201 AE34G1339U2 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52.4% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.3
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 18.8
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 52%
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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 1,507 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
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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