Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 68.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics17.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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-Z68A-D3-B3  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110502
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 00:01
Run Duration230 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i5-2500K-$246
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
68.1% Good
SC Int 91.1
SC Float 91.9
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 356
54% 357 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560-$180
Device(0000 0000) 1GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 1005 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (51 fps cap detected)
17.5% Very poor
Lighting 51.3
Reflection 52.5
Parallax 49.4
15% 51.1 fps
MRender 51.5
Gravity 52.7
Splatting 46.6
26% 50.3 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$95
573GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 105
Write 103
Mixed 99.6
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.41
95% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
52% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 17.3
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 52%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Builds (Compare 276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $713
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