Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 84.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35% 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)
Boot Drive94.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161117
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 21:08
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 116
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 437
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 434
66% 442 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$140
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
35% Below average
Lighting 115
Reflection 94.2
Parallax 103
33% 104 fps
MRender 77.1
Gravity 104
Splatting 79.5
40% 87 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 35%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
105GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 395
Mixed 413
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 34.1
145% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.1
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 19
54% 107 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$119
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 26.9
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 24.2
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 88%
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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 5 Builds (Compare 1,862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,062
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