Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 80.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.7% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory25.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160603
Uptime16.6 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 10:29
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$330
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 393
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 567
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 615
91% 609 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 206
Parallax 242
74% 228 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 212
Splatting 166
75% 174 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 240GB-$95
69GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 473
Write 251
Mixed 267
73% 330 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 19.9
80% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 12
32% 64.8 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 78%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$99
3TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 32% Great: 66%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
3TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 76% Great: 109%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
1TB free
Firmware: 0909
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
68% Good
Read 117
Write 120
Mixed 126
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.22
85% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 68%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$40
425GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 118
Write 114
Mixed 113
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.64
129% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 70%
Generic- Multi-Card 64GB
59GB free, PID 0309
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 92.3
Write 86.1
Mixed 86
113% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 10.1
4K Write 3.55
4K Mixed 2.29
236% 5.31 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.8
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 21.6
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 101%
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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 4,061 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,337
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