Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 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 87.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics3.16% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive71.8% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150901
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 11:46
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 419
92% 409 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 705
MC Mixed 670
99% 662 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Gigabyte(1458 D000) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6286
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
3.16% Terrible
Lighting 23.5
Reflection 28.4
Parallax 24.9
7% 25.6 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 3.16%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 186 188 178 175 179 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 421
Write 324
Mixed 218
SusWrite 182
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 26.6
95% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 238
203% 299 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.3% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.1
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 12.8
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.3%
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 3,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,190
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HDDRAMUSB
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