Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.4% 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 Drive47.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory17.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateNov 14 '19 at 13:44
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
68% Good
1-Core 112
2-Core 200
75% 156 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 616
60% 482 Pts
64-Core 601
40% 601 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 68%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Relative performance (0th percentile)
41.4% Average
Lighting 119
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
31% 135 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 179 161 99 113 132 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
47.6% Average
Read 374
Write 218
Mixed 227
SusWrite 143
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 12.3
73% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 87.9
DQ Mixed 16.1
24% 42 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 74%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$104
151GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 495 442 342 120 116 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 441
Write 465
Mixed 417
SusWrite 323
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 31.6
115% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 439
DQ Mixed 47
139% 297 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 182%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$73
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 136 142 135 141 136 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 79.5
Write 104
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 137
70% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.5
179% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
54.7% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 14.1
37% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 63%
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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 3,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $955
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