Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22% 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 Drive162% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateNov 25 '21 at 03:29
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-5775C-$320
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Memory 98.4
1-Core 114
2-Core 230
87% 148 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 618
65% 508 Pts
64-Core 622
42% 622 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 3063) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
22% Poor
Lighting 23
Reflection 32.2
Parallax 27.2
19% 27.5 fps
MRender 35
Gravity 31.6
Splatting 27.3
26% 31.3 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22%
Great: 22%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$45
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 415 420 427 420 420 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
162% Outstanding
Read 633
Write 494
Mixed 555
SusWrite 415
118% 524 MB/s
4K Read 59.7
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 79
258% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 776
DQ Write 626
DQ Mixed 773
559% 725 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 162%
Great: 294%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
MC Read 40
MC Write 24.9
MC Mixed 27.9
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.9
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 44.2
91% 44.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 69%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 23.8" 1280 720 DELF109 DELL SE2419H
Typical GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 1,900 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $912
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