Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics126% 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 Drive206% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory22.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160517
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 14:59
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 114
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 404
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 579
MC Float 577
MC Mixed 584
87% 580 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
Nvidia(10DE 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 390
Reflection 366
Parallax 409
123% 388 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 394
Splatting 248
128% 293 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 126%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
78GB free
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
206% Outstanding
Read 2,603
Write 679
Mixed 1,204
325% 1,496 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 34.1
191% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 52.8
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 33.7
46% 81 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 206%
Great: 288%
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB-$149
16GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 474
Write 364
Mixed 397
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 27.1
139% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 33.7
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 18.2
58% 118 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 100%
WD My Passport 0830 1TB
262GB free, PID 0830
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
41.6% Average
Read 96.7
Write 96
Mixed 72.7
112% 88.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.26
83% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
69.6% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 21.9
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 - $188

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,262
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