Average Bench: 193% (93rd of 1058)

Based on 3,936 user benchmarks.  Model: XPG GAMMIX S5

Outstanding average bench

The XPG GAMMIX S5 256GB averaged 93.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the XPG GAMMIX S5 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 503MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,833MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the XPG GAMMIX S5 256GB is 119%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the XPG GAMMIX S5 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 608MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 410MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,936 samples)
Min Avg Max
975 Read 1,833 2,205
567 Write 976 1,145
613 Mixed 871 1,065
238 SusWrite 608 995
237% 1,072 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 4K Read 37.9 44.3
66.6 4K Write 120 156
32.1 4K Mixed 51.3 63.6
187% 69.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
263 DQ Read 410 529
286 DQ Write 726 980
281 DQ Mixed 503 642
400% 546 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1087 1080 1095 1095 605 51 MB/s
Read 1971
Write 1,065
Mixed 858
SusWrite 836
262% 1,182 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 54.9
208% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 462
377% 520 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VC0S0285
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1002 1055 1042 1131 636 153 MB/s
Read 2,122
Write 1,150
Mixed 979
SusWrite 837
282% 1,272 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 55.2
183% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 527
DQ Write 533
DQ Mixed 613
438% 558 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VC0S032E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 962 975 977 1001 905 102 MB/s
Read 1,024
Write 1,006
Mixed 431
SusWrite 820
184% 821 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 57.2
201% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 870
DQ Mixed 494
411% 574 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VC0S0285
SusWrite @10s intervals: 533 281 373 457 536 427 MB/s
Read 1,083
Write 736
Mixed 634
SusWrite 434
161% 722 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 29.6
99% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 158
118% 158 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,300,380 SSDs tested.

Typical GAMMIX S5 256GB Builds (Compare 94,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $995

Popular GAMMIX S5 256GB compatible motherboards:

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