Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 98.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171201
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 13:08
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User BHR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 487
QC Mixed 484
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 744
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1528 MHz, MLim: 1770 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 191
Reflection 184
Parallax 197
60% 191 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 186
Splatting 125
66% 153 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mknssdtr 500GB 500GB
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1126A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
79.5% Very good
Read 473
Write 250
Mixed 275
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 28.4
113% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 48.1
89% 181 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
41.7% Average
Read 72
Write 72.9
Mixed 72.1
54% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.2
87% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB-$347
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.4
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 23.6
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 103%
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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 4,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,102
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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