Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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.
Graphics38.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemGigabyte Z270X-Ultra Gaming
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161124
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 00:47
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 518
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 519
78% 518 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$142
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
38.9% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 82.3
Parallax 122
37% 108 fps
MRender 81.6
Gravity 114
Splatting 83.5
40% 92.9 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
832GB 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 (91st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 162
Mixed 155
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.81
4K Mixed 0.33
141% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
USB DISK 3.0 16GB
8GB free, PID 5200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
26.4% Poor
Read 151
Write 10.4
Mixed 17.5
48% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 9.37
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.05
37% 3.15 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.6% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.6
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 108%
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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-Ultra Gaming-CF Builds (Compare 1,748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,107
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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