Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 99.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive119% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:59
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-7700K-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 144
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 481
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 799
MC Mixed 743
112% 748 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
69.6% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 185
Parallax 199
64% 199 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 202
Splatting 165
74% 172 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
91GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 402
Mixed 411
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 50.7
192% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 392
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 129
152% 265 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$71
676GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 147
Write 149
Mixed 155
114% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.85
4K Mixed 0.25
111% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 105%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
598GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 137
Write 105
Mixed 108
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.38
116% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 78%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$71
397GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 115
Write 107
Mixed 116
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.26
127% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 105%
Generic External 1TB
845GB free, PID 1340
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
20.2% Poor
Read 42
Write 42.4
Mixed 9
37% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.19
61% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 29.7
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 29.9
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 104%
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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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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $114
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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