Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52% 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 26 '23 at 01:48
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Memory 93.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 234
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 590
59% 482 Pts
64-Core 587
36% 587 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 516.94
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
52% Above average
Lighting 64.7
Reflection 70.3
Parallax 63.1
53% 66 fps
MRender 68.7
Gravity 64.2
Splatting 55.2
50% 62.7 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 52%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$44
899GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX0P3D
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 111
Write 106
Mixed 35.6
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 62%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 32GB
24GB free, PID 00ee
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 30.5
Write 4
Mixed 7
13% 13.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
8% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 11%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 18.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 19.7
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 41: 4R 4G 9B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
41% 29% 59 218 60 60 27" 1280 720 SAM0A0F S27C650
Typical GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 625 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $923
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