Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 65%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics102% 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 Drive215% 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.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151020
Uptime7.9 Days
Run DateJan 06 '19 at 17:23
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
65% Good
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 411
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
Asus(1043 854F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 308
Reflection 308
Parallax 337
98% 318 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 300
Splatting 218
104% 241 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 698 707 654 638 622 603 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
215% Outstanding
Read 1,866
Write 1,285
Mixed 741
SusWrite 653
252% 1,136 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 57.6
210% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,243
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 467
430% 688 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 215%
Great: 282%
WD WD2001FASS-00U0B0 2TB
724GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 51 50 55 52 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 92.7
Write 97.5
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 52.6
58% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
262GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 50 50 51 52 55 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 214
Write 176
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 51.7
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
78.9% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 26.9
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.8
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 6,473 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $950
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