Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics27.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (58%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJun 01 '20 at 19:44
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 58%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$224
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
76% Very good
Memory 93.3
1-Core 46.5
2-Core 147
59% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 429
49% 377 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 76%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.1% Poor
Lighting 112
Reflection 91.6
Parallax 109
29% 104 fps
MRender 76
Gravity 97.2
Splatting 75.3
27% 82.8 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 173 171 164 164 153 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 444
Write 434
Mixed 373
SusWrite 179
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 33.6
4K Mixed 35.7
102% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 354
266% 354 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$90
879GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 85 77 79 85 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
37.4% Below average
Read 54.5
Write 84.5
Mixed 54
SusWrite 75.8
50% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
86% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 91%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$38
140GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 51 38 42 37 39 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
25.5% Poor
Read 46.5
Write 56.2
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 42.4
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 70%
WD My Passport 0830 500GB
248GB free, PID 0830
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 84 83 84 83 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
36.2% Below average
Read 81.8
Write 83.2
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 83.1
102% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
104% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21.9
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 20.4
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 72%
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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 3,939 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

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