Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics59.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160301
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 20:42
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 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 i5-6600K-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.2% Good
SC Int 91
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 101
80% 99.7 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 312
73% 323 Pts
MC Int 304
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 326
48% 324 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
59.9% Above average
Lighting 173
Reflection 178
Parallax 187
55% 179 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 171
Splatting 125
64% 148 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 416
Write 392
Mixed 334
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 46
157% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 352
265% 355 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$77
303GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 81 82 82 82 82 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 106
Write 101
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 81.3
67% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 23.6
MC Mixed 19.2
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 18.7
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 78.9
51% 78.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 105%
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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 4,841 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 - $336

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,161
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $368Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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