Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.4% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 10 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 23 '18 at 03:54
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 412
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 668
MC Mixed 658
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
61.4% Good
Lighting 181
Reflection 170
Parallax 204
59% 185 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 173
Splatting 120
64% 147 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
563GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 146 142 144 115 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 153
Write 152
Mixed 107
SusWrite 136
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 83%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1333 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
53.6% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.6
52% 18 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 54%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 2,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $937
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