Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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. 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 27%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics107% 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 Drive76.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180309
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 12:35
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
27% Poor
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 310
25% 210 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 27%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 148
Reflection 204
Parallax 442
79% 265 fps
MRender 235
Gravity 390
Splatting 250
127% 292 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$325
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 388 330 347 297 238 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 440
Write 417
Mixed 348
SusWrite 327
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 37.2
4K Mixed 29.4
92% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 206
158% 218 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 136%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
35.9% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 10.1
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.8
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 8.2
25% 8.83 GB/s
Latency 107
37% 107 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 51%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 9,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,029
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HDDRAMUSB
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