Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 64.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48.4% 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 Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 06:49
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$101
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
64.2% Good
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
80% 169 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 268
40% 289 Pts
64-Core 259
17% 259 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
48.4% Average
Lighting 179
Reflection 177
Parallax 187
47% 181 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 171
Splatting 123
49% 147 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$100
772GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 413 414 416 414 389 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 448
Write 398
Mixed 384
SusWrite 368
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 47.2
167% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 298
242% 343 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 108%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 197 197 199 198 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 135
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 185
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 109%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 82%
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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 3,102 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: 49% - Average Total price: $930
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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