Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics32.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 GA-Z270-Gaming K3  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161124
Uptime9.1 Days
Run DateDec 31 '18 at 14:38
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$378
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 277
97% 206 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 740
78% 611 Pts
64-Core 753
51% 753 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 115
Parallax 125
36% 126 fps
MRender 81.9
Gravity 120
Splatting 81.9
33% 94.7 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 120GB-$40
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1230C
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 482
Write 412
Mixed 366
93% 420 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 34.5
125% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 240
198% 281 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 92%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
559GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 155 155 155 156 156 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 151
Mixed 85
SusWrite 156
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 109%
WD WD10EZEX-08RKKA0 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 179 179 179 177 179 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 168
Write 173
Mixed 20
SusWrite 177
97% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 04CB DDR4 2400 2OZ 16GB
2400, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.8% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 12.8
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 16.1
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z270-Gaming K3 Builds (Compare 4,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 - $206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,112
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