Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics47.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 10 years and 3 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 (58th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
80% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 245
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 654
68% 533 Pts
64-Core 658
44% 658 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
47.5% Average
Lighting 181
Reflection 170
Parallax 204
48% 185 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 173
Splatting 120
47% 147 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 54%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
563GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 146 142 144 115 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th 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: 48%
This bench: 83%
Great: 107%
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 (95th 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: 26%
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.

Typical GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 2,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $945
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