Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics159% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:34
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i7-7700K-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 136
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 511
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 791
MC Mixed 759
112% 751 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
159% Outstanding
Lighting 515
Reflection 505
Parallax 552
160% 524 fps
MRender 252
Gravity 499
Splatting 268
132% 340 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 159%
Great: 185%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
887GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 178
Mixed 145
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.36
138% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Cruzer 8GB
4GB free, PID 5406
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
7.22% Terrible
Read 27.4
Write 9.9
Mixed 12.2
18% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.01
17% 1.51 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.22%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$132
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.2% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 20.5
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 23
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 101%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 5,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $992
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