Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.3% 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 Drive99.3% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime6.6 Days
Run DateMar 23 '16 at 08:34
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User HUN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$326
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 437
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 653
95% 638 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
40.3% Average
Lighting 127
Reflection 79.4
Parallax 167
44% 124 fps
MRender 60.1
Gravity 116
Splatting 85.9
38% 87.3 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 460A 120GB-$88
34GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 382
Mixed 442
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 21.8
143% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 75
124% 240 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 99%
WD Purple 3TB (2014)-$93
172GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 79.8
Write 80
Mixed 130
74% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.21
85% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$128
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70.1% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 22.7
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 73%
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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 1,205 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $932
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