Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 89.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive113% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:00
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.7% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 472
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 451
69% 463 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.70
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 195
Reflection 174
Parallax 194
60% 188 fps
Gravity 182
Splatting 123
68% 153 fps
Poor: 54% Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 2TB-$630
934GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 457 463 470 461 470 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 460
Write 473
Mixed 402
SusWrite 420
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 51.4
177% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 312
236% 316 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 113%
Great: 135%
Corsair Force GT 240GB-$199
33GB free
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 189 239 234 236 223 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 297
Write 230
Mixed 247
SusWrite 208
55% 245 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 38.1
123% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 159
132% 191 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 92%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
43GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 458 426 121 100 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 456
Mixed 409
SusWrite 234
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 44
156% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 307
234% 317 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 126%
Corsair Force GT 180GB-$395
167GB free
Firmware: 1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 164 164 163 157 163 MB/s
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
66.1% Good
Read 211
Write 200
Mixed 226
SusWrite 157
45% 198 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 32.1
130% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 185
141% 191 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 79%
Hitachi HUA723030ALA640 3TB-$60
881GB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 127 127 125 130 130 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 122
Write 130
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 127
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.6% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.4
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 23.7
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 109%
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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 5,651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024
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