Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 82.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics21.2% 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 Drive93.7% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory21.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 07:05
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$445
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 402
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 616
MC Mixed 601
90% 598 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560 Ti-$188
EVGA(3842 1568) 2GB
CLim: 822 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
21.2% Poor
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 60.7
Parallax 56.9
18% 59.1 fps
MRender 55
Gravity 60.8
Splatting 49
24% 54.9 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 24%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor PX-512S2C 512GB
314GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 480
Mixed 485
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 46.3
163% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 79.6
134% 261 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 116%
Great: 115%
Plextor M6 Pro 256GB-$110
184GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 458
Mixed 457
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 29.5
126% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 19
63% 127 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 107%
Plextor M6S 256GB-$166
152GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 418
Mixed 448
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 33.9
133% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 84.4
133% 255 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 100%
Great: 103%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$80
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 176
Mixed 174
131% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.17
82% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
920GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 185
Mixed 145
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.33
101% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3-2400 CL11 4GB 0622 DDR3-2400 CL11 8GB 0622 DDR3-2400 CL11 4GB 0622 DDR3-2400 CL11 8GB 24GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
83.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 26.2
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 24.8
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 83%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 84%
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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 1,022 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,053
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