Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 73.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161104
Uptime9 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:05
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 i5-7500-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
73.1% Very good
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.6
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 273
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 380
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 412
MC Mixed 394
60% 399 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
43.1% Average
Lighting 148
Reflection 121
Parallax 131
44% 134 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 126
Splatting 86
42% 98 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WL1000GSA6454 1TB
765GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 129
Write 126
Mixed 96.9
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.17
69% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
35.8% Below average
MC Read 12.6
MC Write 12.6
MC Mixed 11.7
35% 12.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 12
SC Mixed 10.8
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 107
37% 107 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 47%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 6,342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,280
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