Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 89.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics85.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive131% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160301
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 18 '17 at 22:43
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i7-6700K-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 440
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 622
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 673
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-X-$400
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1102.0
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Lighting 228
Reflection 149
Parallax 381
88% 252 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 255
Splatting 171
62% 178 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 93%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 960GB
653GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 984
Write 974
Mixed 936
216% 965 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 13.3
93% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 12.9
44% 89.4 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 131%
Great: 186%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2800 C16 4x4GB-$130
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
MC Read 33.9
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 28.4
94% 32.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 38.4
SC Mixed 27.5
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 56
71% 56 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 3,166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,000
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