Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3

Performance Results

Gaming 60%
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 54%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive97.3% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemGigabyte Z170-HD3
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170-HD3  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:07
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 141
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 546
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 565
127% 562 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 583
MC Mixed 568
85% 566 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$280
MaxC: 1200 MHz, MaxM: 1650 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Lighting 170
Reflection 97.9
Parallax 210
56% 160 fps
MRender 75.4
Gravity 168
Splatting 109
42% 117 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$106
105GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 420
Mixed 420
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 27.6
162% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 26.8
35% 61.5 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 117%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$68
168GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 98.5
Write 81.4
Mixed 83.6
66% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.35
95% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905622-057.A00G 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 35.7
MC Mixed 26.5
92% 32.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 34.7
SC Mixed 26.7
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 77%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170-HD3-CF Builds (Compare 1,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 55%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $864
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