Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 60%
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 81.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170-HD3  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:03
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$224
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
81.8% Excellent
SC Int 104
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 431
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 423
MC Float 454
MC Mixed 439
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Lighting 305
Reflection 302
Parallax 305
94% 304 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 284
Splatting 232
102% 240 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
435GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 158
Mixed 157
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.25
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.26
120% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$173
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
71.4% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 21.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 20
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 87%
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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 2,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 80%
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,006
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