Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1600 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:09
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i5-4670K-$250
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
49.7% Average
SC Int 109
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 105
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 204
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 161
25% 164 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 195
Reflection 160
Parallax 178
58% 178 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 194
Splatting 135
70% 162 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
581GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 125 128 133 135 133 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 150
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 127
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.3
249% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D169DS3.16FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
58.9% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 20.3
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 13.9
36% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 64%
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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 1,652 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: 89% - Excellent Total price: $766
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