Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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 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 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.6% 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)
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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150724
Uptime9 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 16:25
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
75.3% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 426
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
Gigabyte(1458 36BC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45.6% Average
Lighting 154
Reflection 170
Parallax 193
40% 172 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 158
Splatting 120
46% 143 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 44 44 45 46 48 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
315GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 163 165 167 167 165 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 68.7
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 158
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 94%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
86.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 33.3
MC Mixed 28.8
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 25.2
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 7,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $320

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,146
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