Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics62.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:41
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User DEU-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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58.9% Above average
SC Int 69.3
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 79.5
70% 87 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 281
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 455
MC Mixed 561
77% 514 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
62.7% Good
Lighting 186
Reflection 174
Parallax 210
60% 190 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 177
Splatting 121
65% 150 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$67
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2201000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 171 175 176 177 176 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 447
Write 170
Mixed 177
SusWrite 174
53% 242 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 13
98% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 78.2
84% 139 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 72%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
459GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 119 121 122 121 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 114
Write 109
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 121
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR3 1600 C11 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
42.5% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 12.6
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 10
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 35%
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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 2,016 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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