Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics32.6% 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 Drive229% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160603
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 02:37
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$308
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
112% 139 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 465
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 755
112% 751 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$106
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Lighting 103
Reflection 64.1
Parallax 96
30% 87.8 fps
MRender 79.3
Gravity 93.7
Splatting 70.1
40% 81 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$130
103GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
229% Outstanding
Read 2,445
Write 1,162
Mixed 1,362
364% 1,656 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 21.9
174% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 48
DQ Write 433
DQ Mixed 227
179% 236 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 229%
Great: 267%
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
65GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 480
Write 253
Mixed 291
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 23.3
136% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 29.8
81% 172 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$115
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 20.6
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 23.1
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 107%
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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 3,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,028
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