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 (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics31.9% 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 Drive222% 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 03:53
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 way above expectations (92nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 516
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 707
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 762
113% 755 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
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 below expectations (26th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Lighting 100
Reflection 63.9
Parallax 94.2
29% 86.2 fps
MRender 78.8
Gravity 93.7
Splatting 69.9
40% 80.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$130
109GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 2,262
Write 1,182
Mixed 1,394
355% 1,612 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 21
173% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 47.2
DQ Write 421
DQ Mixed 203
166% 224 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 222%
Great: 267%
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
99GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 488
Write 213
Mixed 260
70% 320 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 16
113% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.7
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 45.5
62% 105 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.1%
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 (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.8% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 20.6
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 19.1
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.8%
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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