Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 96.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateFeb 28 '17 at 09:28
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$315
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 483
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 710
105% 702 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63.2% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 176
Parallax 187
59% 189 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 189
Splatting 122
74% 153 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$160
245GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 388
Mixed 411
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 49.5
182% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 120
139% 243 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 114%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$92
324GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 87.9
Write 101
Mixed 97.6
72% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.17
66% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$136
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 23.4
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 24.8
71% 25 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 77%
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 7 Builds (Compare 4,919 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 GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,014
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