Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 73.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.7% 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 Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory5.8 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 07:42
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73.1% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 222
80% 169 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 366
53% 383 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
48.7% Average
Lighting 180
Reflection 178
Parallax 187
47% 182 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 172
Splatting 123
49% 148 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$104
772GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 422 412 424 418 400 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 448
Mixed 423
SusWrite 374
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58
192% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 304
245% 345 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 120%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 198 195 199 197 199 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 150
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 185
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 108%
Great: 115%
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 (65th percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 19
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 20.9
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.2%
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 3,298 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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HDDRAMUSB
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