Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics96.6% 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 Drive88.1% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 01:51
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 424
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 653
MC Mixed 638
95% 632 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Lighting 309
Reflection 286
Parallax 316
96% 304 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 289
Splatting 182
97% 222 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$88
223GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 489
Mixed 490
111% 496 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 13.8
124% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 14
100% 231 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$169
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 685
Write 522
Mixed 547
130% 585 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 14.9
91% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 70.5
DQ Mixed 16.3
22% 38.9 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 257%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
49.6% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.1
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 14
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 62%
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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 1,896 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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