Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics161% 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 Drive154% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151020
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:59
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 i7-6700-$311
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 368
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 600
89% 593 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$750
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Lighting 498
Reflection 539
Parallax 577
163% 538 fps
MRender 270
Gravity 522
Splatting 284
159% 359 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 161%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
96GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Read 1,249
Write 740
Mixed 976
219% 988 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 37.8
184% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 48.4
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 28.2
42% 74.8 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 154%
Great: 220%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
199GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 126
Write 136
Mixed 118
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.58
183% 2.12 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.M16FAD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 26.4
84% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.3
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 91%
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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 3,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,125
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