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Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Review

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Test System and Testing Procedures

Processor Intel Core i7-4770K (Retail)
CPU Cooler
EK EVO CPU cooler
Power Supply
Seasonic 1050XM Gold Rated PSU
Memory Gskill Ripjaws 2X 4GB 2133 PC3 17000
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
Graphics EVGA 780ti Superclocked edition with EK waterblock
Drivers F7 BIOS, Intel Chipset Driver 10.0.3, NVIDIA 347.25 WHQL drivers.
Motherboard(s) Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5
Router ASUS RT-N53
Operating System Windows 7 x64 Professional SP-1 with latest patches and updates

Latest working BIOS, updates and drivers were used at the time of the review. Each test was conducted at least three times for accuracy.

System Benchmarks

  1. wPrime 32M
  2. Aida64 Engineer 4.30.2900
  3. CineBench R15
  4. x264 FHD 1.0.1

Subsystem Testing

  1. CrystalDisk Mark for SATA tests
  2. Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.0
  3. LAN Speed Test 3.4

Gaming Benchmarks

  1. 3DMark (Firestrike test) v1.2.362 – Default Preset


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