Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.4% 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 Drive227% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160311
Uptime13.1 Days
Run DateSep 29 '20 at 23:13
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%
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 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Memory 84.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 217
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 607
60% 476 Pts
64-Core 560
38% 560 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
EVGA(3842 6583) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.38
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.4% Above average
Lighting 400
Reflection 388
Parallax 407
105% 399 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 163
Splatting 241
48% 189 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$138
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 995 1002 995 930 972 1000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 1,513
Write 1,816
Mixed 1,259
SusWrite 982
314% 1,393 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 47.2
190% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1146
DQ Write 1,083
DQ Mixed 952
759% 1,060 MB/s
Poor: 235%
This bench: 227%
Great: 360%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$71
786GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 154 158 158 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 178
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 156
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
67.8% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.7
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 17
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 116%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Builds (Compare 3,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,006
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