Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 92.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 Drive94.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
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 Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:14
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 451
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 593
MC Float 650
MC Mixed 625
93% 623 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 99%
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 86
Gravity 123
Splatting 83.5
42% 97.5 fps
Poor: 34%
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 (22nd percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 455
Mixed 466
107% 482 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 25.2
144% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 38.1
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 24.6
34% 60.5 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
335GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 169
Mixed 169
133% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.24
95% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
WD My Passport 0810 1TB
475GB free, PID 0810
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 84.1
Write 84.2
Mixed 72.9
103% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.18
70% 0.81 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 (90th percentile)
62.6% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 20.5
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 67%
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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 1,663 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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $800
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