Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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.
Graphics32.5% 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 Drive251% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160603
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:06
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 540
QC Mixed 512
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 763
113% 755 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$102
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Lighting 103
Reflection 64.4
Parallax 96.1
30% 87.7 fps
MRender 78.8
Gravity 94.2
Splatting 70.6
40% 81.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
109GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
251% Outstanding
Read 2,260
Write 1,184
Mixed 1,359
353% 1,601 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 51.6
215% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 626
DQ Write 436
DQ Mixed 20.2
153% 361 MB/s
Poor: 146%
This bench: 251%
Great: 266%
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 (67th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 513
Write 206
Mixed 251
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 18.8
117% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 10.7
41% 84.6 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$137
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 40.1
MC Mixed 27.6
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 44.9
SC Mixed 31
94% 32.9 GB/s
Latency 48.6
82% 48.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 102%
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 3,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,000
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