Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 18%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.99% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151020
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:23
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i5-6600-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 450
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 442
67% 447 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
8.99% Terrible
Lighting 23.4
Reflection 27.6
Parallax 25.1
7% 25.4 fps
MRender 19.9
Gravity 20.9
Splatting 35
10% 25.3 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.99%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
733GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 138
Write 152
Mixed 137
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.3
124% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 99[2/7/4]191[F/T] 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.4% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.8
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 22
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 81%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 94%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $296

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,359
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