Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics27.2% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120320
Uptime20 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 05:48
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i5-2500K-$246
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 468
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 470
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 471
71% 470 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 89%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.1.1
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
27.2% Poor
Lighting 76.8
Reflection 73.3
Parallax 109
27% 86.3 fps
MRender 54.8
Gravity 68.6
Splatting 70.7
27% 64.7 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 27.2%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 139
Write 103
Mixed 93.3
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.26
108% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 17.1
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 16.5
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68XP-UD3 Builds (Compare 1,472 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - $348

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,059
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