Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
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 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 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive61.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 20:26
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 103
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 402
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 408
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
69.1% Good
Lighting 219
Reflection 191
Parallax 221
68% 210 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 199
Splatting 148
70% 163 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$100
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 493
Write 214
Mixed 286
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 10.8
91% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 88.7
DQ Mixed 11.2
22% 41.4 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
54.6% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 17
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 18.1
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 61%
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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 1,905 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $944
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