Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 81.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime8.3 Days
Run DateSep 10 '18 at 04:30
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-6700K-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 380
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 676
MC Mixed 643
96% 641 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
69.4% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 163
Parallax 283
73% 219 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 168
Splatting 181
67% 160 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
117GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 909 897 876 505 409 425 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
210% Outstanding
Read 2,039
Write 921
Mixed 716
SusWrite 670
239% 1,087 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 48.7
226% 89.8 MB/s
DQ Read 692
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 272
247% 391 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 210%
Great: 238%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
690GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 98 117 141 151 147 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 166
Write 156
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 127
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2TB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 198 195 192 193 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 160
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 195
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 19.9
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22.3
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 108%
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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 5,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,221
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