Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.5% 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)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 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)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150918
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 29 '18 at 10:01
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User MNE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
81% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 426
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 424
64% 426 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
Asus(1043 0505) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1305 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
58.5% Above average
Lighting 154
Reflection 175
Parallax 226
56% 185 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 152
Splatting 131
60% 143 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 199
Write 112
Mixed 155
34% 155 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 38.3
139% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 84.6
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 34.6
44% 78.4 MB/s
Poor: 43% Great: 70%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
104GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 107 107 107 93 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 104
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67.7% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 21.3
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 19.7
54% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 67%
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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 1,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $800
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