Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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 70.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160301
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 07:43
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 26%

 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 i5-6600K-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
70.5% Very good
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 357
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 388
59% 393 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 345
Reflection 303
Parallax 360
108% 336 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 305
Splatting 237
106% 246 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 540s Series 240GB-$153
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 505
Write 130
Mixed 203
60% 279 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 22.9
113% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 18.8
49% 97.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 105%
Seagate NAS HDD 2TB-$50
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 147
Write 122
Mixed 39.8
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.15
55% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
64.6% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 24.9
MC Mixed 21.1
66% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 17.2
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 86%
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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 4,930 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,065
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HDDRAMUSB
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