Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 58.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics47.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime8.9 Days
Run DateAug 15 '19 at 03:43
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
58.1% Above average
Memory 74.7
1-Core 104
2-Core 187
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 288
34% 260 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$330
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing below potential (58th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.9% Average
Lighting 202
Reflection 155
Parallax 258
53% 205 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 174
Splatting 178
48% 160 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 50%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 71 57 85 78 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 126
Write 131
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 78.3
72% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
36.7% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 12.3
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.6
SC Write 10.2
SC Mixed 10.5
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 91
44% 91 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 4,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $906
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $156Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $322Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $48
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback