Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive172% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 20:31
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (97th 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 i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 143
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 554
125% 552 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 590
MC Mixed 563
85% 567 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 106%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1571 MHz, MLim: 1810 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.82
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 217
Reflection 194
Parallax 212
67% 208 fps
Gravity 200
Splatting 138
75% 169 fps
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX Predator AHCI PCIe M.2 480GB-$300
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: OC34L5TP Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 920 667 956 959 950 763 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
172% Outstanding
Read 1,180
Write 912
Mixed 528
SusWrite 869
195% 872 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 48.6
187% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 105
141% 258 MB/s
Poor: 109%
This bench: 172%
Great: 166%
Crucial BX200 240GB-$230
42GB free
Firmware: MU01.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 162 56 56 56 55 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 445
Mixed 408
SusWrite 82.4
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 50.4
178% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 240
200% 288 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 94%
Samsung PM830 128GB
68GB free
Firmware: CXM02D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 275 284 271 218 220 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 460
Write 251
Mixed 272
SusWrite 259
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 24.7
112% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 158
127% 185 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 74%
Toshiba MK2556GSY 250GB
233GB free
Firmware: LH003C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 86 103 94 96 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 99
Write 104
Mixed 33
SusWrite 96.6
60% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 28.9
89% 31 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 26.4
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 - $186

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,123
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