Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 61.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, ,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110603
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:56
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i7-2600K-$375
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
61.6% Good
SC Int 91.4
SC Float 91.7
SC Mixed 91.9
73% 91.7 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 292
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 462
68% 457 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6950-$290
Sapphire(174B 186B) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
26.3% Poor
Lighting 94.2
Reflection 58.4
Parallax 80.3
28% 77.6 fps
MRender 44.6
Gravity 68.9
Splatting 66.8
25% 60.1 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 27%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 64GB-$110
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002
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 266
Write 106
Mixed 146
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 15.7
77% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 71.9
DQ Mixed 16
22% 37.9 MB/s
Poor: 41% Great: 64%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB-$60
1TB free
Firmware: MN6OA5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 130 133 127 126 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 150
Write 151
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 129
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
50.4% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.7
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 15.9
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68XP-UD3 Builds (Compare 1,551 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - $348

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,010
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