Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 88.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 03:42
Run Duration231 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 125
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 434
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 661
MC Mixed 650
96% 643 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
66.7% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 181
Parallax 199
64% 197 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 196
Splatting 129
69% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$67
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 410
Mixed 414
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 76.5
4K Mixed 44.6
166% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 76.2
DQ Mixed 67.4
90% 173 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 124%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$100
677GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
64.3% Good
Read 123
Write 101
Mixed 104
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.24
80% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 88%
Toshiba MQ01ABC100 1TB
497GB free
Firmware: AQ001U Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 91.1
Write 71.3
Mixed 55.8
54% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 0.26
4K Mixed 0.19
40% 0.26 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 58%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 5TB
364GB free
Firmware: 040B
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
45.2% Average
Read 80.8
Write 75.7
Mixed 60.2
54% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 4.26
4K Mixed 0.41
145% 1.72 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.2% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.2
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 89%
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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 1,852 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $759
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Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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