Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive126% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 05 '19 at 14:21
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
89% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 716
79% 610 Pts
64-Core 712
48% 712 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
EVGA(3842 6262) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 239
Reflection 200
Parallax 214
71% 217 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 211
Splatting 167
76% 177 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 287 295 298 296 296 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 494
Mixed 380
SusWrite 296
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 66.8
230% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 126%
Great: 124%
SSD 120GB
223GB free
Firmware: SBFM91.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 513 521 525 521 526 527 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 98%
WD Red 6TB (2014)-$180
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 156 160 160 160 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 151
Mixed 93
SusWrite 159
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 100%
WD Red 6TB (2014)-$180
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 167 169 169 168 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 170
Mixed 100
SusWrite 168
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 100%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$90
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 108 111 111 108 111 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 192
Write 104
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 110
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
84.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 25.8
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 25.1
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 47.6
84% 47.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 86%
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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 2,698 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $961
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