Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive254% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170706
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateSep 12 '17 at 16:41
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 151
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 155
124% 155 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 534
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 761
MC Float 866
MC Mixed 824
122% 817 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1606 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 215
Reflection 192
Parallax 218
67% 209 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 203
Splatting 139
73% 169 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$118
121GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
254% Outstanding
Read 2,288
Write 1,107
Mixed 1,130
331% 1,508 MB/s
4K Read 60.9
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 50.7
236% 86.8 MB/s
DQ Read 710
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 224
254% 441 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 254%
Great: 270%
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
47GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 434
Mixed 458
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 24.9
143% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 81.8
134% 257 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 105%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$152
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 27.1
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 39
SC Mixed 32.1
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 Builds (Compare 1,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 - $202

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,276
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $313Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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