Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 98.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.6% 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 Drive224% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 03:51
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 500
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 657
MC Float 748
MC Mixed 712
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
41.6% Average
Lighting 126
Reflection 120
Parallax 157
42% 134 fps
MRender 93.9
Gravity 110
Splatting 81.2
41% 95.2 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 48%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
437GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
224% Outstanding
Read 1,995
Write 1,301
Mixed 1,242
334% 1,513 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 46.4
202% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 35.5
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 22.4
37% 67.5 MB/s
Poor: 175%
This bench: 224%
Great: 284%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$282
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
79% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 24.6
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.2
71% 25 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 79%
Great: 85%
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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 4,731 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,184
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