Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics44.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150724
Uptime7.7 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 21:39
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 534
122% 536 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 543
81% 541 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
44.4% Average
Lighting 154
Reflection 125
Parallax 146
47% 141 fps
MRender 80.4
Gravity 128
Splatting 87.5
43% 98.6 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 404
Mixed 405
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 44.1
149% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 98.3
132% 242 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 104%
Great: 123%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$132
864GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
48.1% Average
Read 88
Write 79.2
Mixed 74.2
60% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.42
115% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$175
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 20.1
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 127%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 5,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024
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