Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.5% 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 Drive61.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory2.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 02:36
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
71.2% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 346
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 510
MC Float 589
MC Mixed 513
80% 537 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 76.4
Parallax 166
42% 121 fps
MRender 58.5
Gravity 115
Splatting 84.9
37% 86.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$89
34GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 458
Write 248
Mixed 245
70% 317 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 10
83% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 10.6
31% 62.2 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$34
102GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 107
Write 107
Mixed 101
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.68
126% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
53.9% Above average
MC Read 24
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 15.6
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 14
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 67%
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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 1,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $943
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