Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52% 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 Drive178% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 20:27
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User MLT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Memory 84.7
1-Core 118
2-Core 230
83% 144 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 435
59% 434 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1508 MHz, MLim: 1753 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52% Above average
Lighting 63.6
Reflection 73.3
Parallax 65
51% 67.3 fps
MRender 69.9
Gravity 64.6
Splatting 58.4
53% 64.3 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingchuxing 32GB 32GB
19GB free
Firmware: Q0927A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 89 89 89 88 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 337
Write 81.7
Mixed 102
SusWrite 86
33% 152 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 5.5
71% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19.7
DQ Write 90
DQ Mixed 7.8
20% 39.2 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 54%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
63GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 410 400 290 284 282 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 397
Write 374
Mixed 343
SusWrite 326
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 47.1
154% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 255
220% 324 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$61
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 214 165 166 166 166 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
178% Outstanding
Read 1,343
Write 903
Mixed 827
SusWrite 212
182% 821 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 73.5
245% 93.5 MB/s
DQ Read 678
DQ Write 908
DQ Mixed 577
496% 721 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 178%
Great: 198%
Samsung HD502HI 500GB-$107
177GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 99 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 90.3
Write 74.5
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 97.6
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 60%
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB
83GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 93 93 94 93 93 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
52.4% Above average
Read 91.6
Write 51.5
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 91
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 54%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$41
829GB free
Firmware: AX0P2D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 95 93 95 94 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 52.9
Write 87
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 93.8
48% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Goodram GR2666D464L19/16G 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
51% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 15.6
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 16.5
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 51%
Great: 53%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 26: 2R 3G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
26% 23% 52 273 185 60 21.5" 1920 1080 ACR0497 KA220HQ
History:
Typical GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 Builds (Compare 4,458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,108
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