Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.4% 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120320
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 01:30
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 i5-2500K-$246
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 6.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 450
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 464
69% 462 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Sapphire(174B 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1140 MHz, MaxM: 1540 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.5.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Lighting 150
Reflection 93.9
Parallax 198
51% 147 fps
MRender 71.5
Gravity 116
Splatting 102
40% 96.7 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 46%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$80
674GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 93.7
Write 99.3
Mixed 103
75% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.33
80% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
67.7% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 21.7
67% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 20
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68AP-D3 Builds (Compare 1,422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 - $305

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $925
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