Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics52.2% 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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160603
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 22:56
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 534
QC Float 561
QC Mixed 544
124% 546 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 564
MC Mixed 543
82% 546 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2017 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (140 fps cap detected)
52.2% Above average
Lighting 140
Reflection 140
Parallax 140
43% 140 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 141
Splatting 139
59% 140 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 401
Mixed 415
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 47.1
170% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 36.9
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 112
100% 141 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 104%
Great: 135%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 171
Mixed 162
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.28
126% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
Seagate ST750LM000-1EJ16G 750GB
27GB free
Firmware: HPM6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
35.5% Below average
Read 59.8
Write 62.3
Mixed 64.5
47% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.71
206% 2.25 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$124
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
56.2% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 16.3
56% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 17.9
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 76.9
52% 76.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 56.2%
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 4,502 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $336

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,174
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $210Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $135SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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