Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 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 47.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.5% 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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '19 at 22:21
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing way below expectations (12th 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 way below expectations (4th percentile)
47.4% Average
1-Core 102
2-Core 188
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 277
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 230
Reflection 220
Parallax 233
72% 228 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 219
Splatting 0.2
61% 127 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 236 239 241 222 164 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 352
Write 235
Mixed 231
SusWrite 221
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 9.3
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 27.4
71% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 213
185% 278 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
156GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 295 295 292 294 294 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 428
Write 414
Mixed 346
SusWrite 296
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 23.5
91% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 354
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
42.4% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 13.5
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 12
SC Mixed 12.3
33% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 76.5
52% 76.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 52%
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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 2,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,016
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HDDRAMUSB
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