Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.4% 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 Drive102% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 13 '20 at 06:33
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Memory 94.9
1-Core 132
2-Core 261
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 512
63% 474 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$128
Gigabyte(1458 3765) 2GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.4% Poor
Lighting 103
Reflection 65.4
Parallax 101
27% 90 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 97.2
Splatting 73
28% 83.9 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 373 370 377 381 384 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 432
Write 464
Mixed 320
SusWrite 380
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 44.3
163% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 180
155% 221 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$88
3TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 197 199 200 197 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 139
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 198
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 113%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 20.1
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 63%

 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 977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $916
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