Average Bench: 182% (101st of 1040)

Based on 2,071 user benchmarks.  Model: XPG GAMMIX S5

Outstanding average bench

The XPG GAMMIX S5 256GB averaged 82.0% 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 434MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,778MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the XPG GAMMIX S5 256GB is 105%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the XPG GAMMIX S5 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 330MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 535MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,071 samples)
Min Avg Max
801 Read 1,778 2,008
489 Write 925 1,094
533 Mixed 791 879
233 SusWrite 535 1,008
223% 1,007 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 37.3 43.3
61.4 4K Write 120 158
30.7 4K Mixed 49.3 57.1
183% 68.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
240 DQ Read 330 384
295 DQ Write 659 795
209 DQ Mixed 434 470
347% 474 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1076 978 268 291 209 229 MB/s
Read 1,974
Write 1,069
Mixed 808
SusWrite 508
240% 1,090 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 54.6
207% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 778
DQ Mixed 459
382% 535 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31
SusWrite @10s intervals: 989 994 2.8 15 107 106 MB/s
Read 1,946
Write 886
Mixed 723
SusWrite 369
216% 981 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 54.8
205% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 652
DQ Mixed 460
361% 488 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9001b31
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1100 822 198 54 97 305 MB/s
Read 1,864
Write 880
Mixed 817
SusWrite 429
220% 998 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 52.2
199% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 470
371% 498 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 880 678 171 23 74 108 MB/s
Read 1,705
Write 968
Mixed 795
SusWrite 322
209% 948 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 36.6
126% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 455
304% 366 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,128,534 SSDs tested.

Typical GAMMIX S5 256GB Builds (Compare 47,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $909

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