Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3

Performance Results

Gaming 16%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 73.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110520
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '19 at 05:51
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2600K-$145
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
73.3% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 229
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 550
60% 466 Pts
64-Core 559
38% 559 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$445
Gigabyte(1458 370F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2202 MHz, MLim: 2589 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Relative performance (0th percentile)
6.5% Terrible
Lighting 1
Reflection 5.1
Parallax 11.4
0% 5.83 fps
MRender 15.7
Gravity 25.5
Splatting 31.9
7% 24.4 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 6.5%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 3 120GB-$109
108GB free
Firmware: 1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 91 92 93 87 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
41.8% Average
Read 125
Write 110
Mixed 112
SusWrite 91.4
25% 109 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 25.7
93% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 83.6
DQ Mixed 27.9
29% 45.9 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 61%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$79
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 37 42 40 53 115 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 138
Write 138
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 58.5
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
26.2% Poor
MC Read 7.9
MC Write 8.1
MC Mixed 7.6
22% 7.87 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 8.7
25% 8.77 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Builds (Compare 742 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 50%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $732
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