Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 82%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 03:24
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User JOR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
82% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 268
94% 201 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 536
71% 521 Pts
64-Core 540
36% 540 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 82%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
75.5% Very good
Lighting 301
Reflection 273
Parallax 302
78% 292 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 280
Splatting 201
72% 223 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$64
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 127 136 156 151 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 129
Write 145
Mixed 187
SusWrite 144
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 41
154% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 148
118% 164 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
285GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 157 158 160 161 160 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 121
Write 119
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 159
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
426GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 187 187 190 189 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 140
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 188
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$25
90GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 62 63 64 58 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
40.5% Average
Read 79.2
Write 66.8
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 62
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
110% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 0215 CMX8GX3M2A1600C11 99U5403-067.A00LF 0215 CMX8GX3M2A1600C11 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
65.1% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.6
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 21
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 53.7
75% 53.7 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 66%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 2,710 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $961
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