Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 82%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150724
Uptime20 Days
Run DateJun 11 '18 at 18:01
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i7-6700K-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
82% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 126
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 376
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 622
MC Float 707
MC Mixed 670
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 82%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
67.8% Good
Lighting 224
Reflection 189
Parallax 200
66% 204 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 196
Splatting 130
69% 159 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX Predator AHCI PCIe M.2 240GB-$141
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: OC34L5TA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 1,090
Write 590
Mixed 727
177% 802 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 14.8
78% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 17.7
85% 195 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 115%
Great: 156%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
84% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 26.5
85% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 26.4
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 84%
Great: 87%
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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 5,141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $87

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,014
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