Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming GT

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 87.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics119% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive158% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming GT  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160314
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 12:44
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
87.9% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 418
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 710
MC Mixed 680
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Lighting 383
Reflection 358
Parallax 375
118% 372 fps
MRender 226
Gravity 368
Splatting 232
120% 275 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 119%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
126GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Read 1,422
Write 588
Mixed 852
210% 954 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 39.5
198% 76.7 MB/s
DQ Read 48.7
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 28.7
54% 103 MB/s
Poor: 127%
This bench: 158%
Great: 224%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$250
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 77% Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 23.1
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 24.1
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 79%
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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 GT Builds (Compare 250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming GT

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,450
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