Gigabyte GA-H170-Gaming 3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics29.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H170-Gaming 3  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2048 x 1152 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 23 '20 at 23:35
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$250
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Memory 90.4
1-Core 123
2-Core 239
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 654
71% 551 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 2959) 2GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.38
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
29.2% Poor
Lighting 36.9
Reflection 35.2
Parallax 31.4
30% 34.5 fps
MRender 36.9
Gravity 33.7
Splatting 0.04
20% 23.5 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$71
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 83 71 58 65 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 101
Write 114
Mixed 19
SusWrite 73.1
55% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
109% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$49
559GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 97 94 95 100 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 107
Write 73.2
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 97.2
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
34GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 71 68 61 67 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 78.8
Write 66.8
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 66.9
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
39.6% Below average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 10.2
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 11.6
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 55%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170-Gaming 3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $547
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