Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics79.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.2% 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.
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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 19:25
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 257
90% 192 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 510
69% 506 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Lighting 324
Reflection 286
Parallax 303
85% 304 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 292
Splatting 226
80% 240 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB-$116
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 132 127 125 120 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 420
Write 140
Mixed 205
SusWrite 127
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 40
161% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 119
98% 139 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 82%
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1TB-$47
6GB free
Firmware: GKAOAB0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 62 61 58 60 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
32% Below average
Read 50.6
Write 52.7
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 60.6
36% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 32%
Great: 47%
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641 3TB
30GB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5F0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 81 81 81 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
45.4% Average
Read 76.7
Write 80.7
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 81.1
52% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
63.6% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 64%
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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 3,290 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $964
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