Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 41.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics64.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 06:27
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.7% Average
SC Int 77.8
SC Float 62.7
SC Mixed 77.9
58% 72.8 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 144
QC Mixed 181
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 213
39% 254 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$180
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
64.1% Good
Lighting 161
Reflection 174
Parallax 257
61% 197 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 196
Splatting 124
67% 153 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD 120GB
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 291
Write 222
Mixed 243
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 32.6
4K Mixed 18.9
67% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 193
163% 235 MB/s
Poor: 44% Great: 101%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$39
14GB free
Firmware: 0002BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 41 40 43 42 56 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
24.4% Poor
Read 39.5
Write 39.3
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 45.4
27% 36.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
81% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 43%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$17
20GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 85 75 67 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 77
Write 77.8
Mixed 53
SusWrite 77
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16G-D3-2400-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
50% Average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 18.3
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 7.5
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 116
34% 116 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50%
Great: 88%
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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).

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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $996
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