Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 49.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics48.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive69.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 10 '19 at 19:17
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
49.1% Average
1-Core 80.5
2-Core 155
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 282
36% 269 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
48.9% Average
Lighting 187
Reflection 173
Parallax 284
49% 215 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 176
Splatting 126
49% 146 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 121 118 112 119 122 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 376
Write 150
Mixed 201
SusWrite 120
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 35.2
134% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 127
101% 139 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 83%
WD WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB
10GB free
Firmware: 03.03V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 73 77 73 82 82 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
37.9% Below average
Read 54.2
Write 64.2
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 77.7
43% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 69%
WD My Passport 0837 1TB
925GB free, PID 0837
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 18 23 19 27 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
12.7% Very poor
Read 32.2
Write 30.5
Mixed 29.7
SusWrite 22.3
38% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
46% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 12.7%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown IMT451U6MFR8C-RA0 0118 64D0JKHHJ 0815 IMT451U6MFR8C-RA0 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48.7% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.3
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 15.1
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
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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 3,312 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $989
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