Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 87.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot Drive91.1% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:01
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$349
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 424
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 574
MC Float 611
MC Mixed 599
89% 595 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
42.4% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 119
Parallax 130
42% 130 fps
MRender 85.9
Gravity 123
Splatting 84
42% 97.7 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 323
Mixed 413
93% 421 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 24.9
147% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 38.5
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 24.4
60% 116 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$43
335GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 171
Mixed 172
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
WD My Passport 0810 1TB
475GB free, PID 0810
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 84.8
Write 83.8
Mixed 63.1
98% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.21
71% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 21.4
SC Mixed 20.3
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 68%
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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 1,747 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $857
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