Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

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 (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive132% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 01:15
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 559
QC Mixed 534
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 515
MC Float 548
MC Mixed 535
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 468 485 487 363 298 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 439
Mixed 418
SusWrite 425
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 64.3
224% 82 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 132%
Great: 131%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
607GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 94 73 53 29 14 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 135
Write 95.8
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 61.9
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
58.5% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 17.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 18.1
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 87%
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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-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 1,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 - $186

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,032
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