Gigabyte GA-Z170-Gaming K3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% 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.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170-Gaming K3  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime10 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 19:30
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 453
106% 465 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 731
108% 724 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2127 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 347
Reflection 311
Parallax 323
104% 327 fps
MRender 214
Gravity 308
Splatting 240
109% 254 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$80
175GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 482
Write 302
Mixed 322
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 12.8
98% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 28
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 28.9
49% 89.6 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 82%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
143GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 476
Write 209
Mixed 267
70% 317 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 13.3
113% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 32.1
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 53.3
47% 67 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 77%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
95GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 398
Mixed 411
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 27.8
152% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 27.6
91% 199 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 102%
Great: 118%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$115
85GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 60% Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.4% Average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 11.4
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 13.7
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 103%
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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-Gaming K3 Builds (Compare 1,497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-Gaming K3 - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,065
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