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GIGABYTE Z97N-GAMING 5 (Intel Z97) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 15, 2014 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

CPU Test - HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

 

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CPU Test - AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

 

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Starting off with CPU performance, you can see performance out of the GIGABYTE Z97N- GAMING 5 is fairly standard across the board. When it comes to overclocking, you can see a slight performance increase, but nothing to get excited about. The two i7 4790K processors we have aren't impressive when it comes to overclocking, and it is limiting us when it comes to showing the maximum performance.

 

 

System Test - PCMark 8

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.04

 

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System Test - MediaEspresso

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.5

 

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Firing up PCMark 8 and MediaEspresso, you can see that the performance of the GIGABYTE Z97N- GAMING 5 lines up with our other boards for the most part. Again, overclocking brings slight boost in performance, but because of our CPU not being that strong, the overall increase in performance isn't much.

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