Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics38.7% 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 Drive111% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 10 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151020
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 05:15
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 20%

 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 i5-6600K-$223
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
SC Int 104
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 418
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 439
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
EVGA(3842 3960) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Lighting 130
Reflection 108
Parallax 120
39% 119 fps
MRender 79.7
Gravity 111
Splatting 75.4
38% 88.6 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
115GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 383
Mixed 414
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 46.5
181% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 111
134% 236 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
594GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 153
Write 139
Mixed 135
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.29
99% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
44.9% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 14
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 14.5
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 83%
Take a copy of your results

 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 4,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $296

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,370
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $172Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $280Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $139
Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback