Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 90.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97.5% 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 Drive71.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161104
Uptime15 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:21
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 i5-7600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 130
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 464
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 445
70% 465 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Lighting 307
Reflection 298
Parallax 313
96% 306 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 282
Splatting 213
99% 230 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$62
16GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 515
Write 337
Mixed 349
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 10.1
99% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.1
DQ Write 79.1
DQ Mixed 9.62
21% 40.6 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 81%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$67
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 78% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
65.2% Good
MC Read 23.6
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 20.6
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 17.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 96%
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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 3 Builds (Compare 3,325 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,069
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HDDRAMUSB
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