Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 93.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive212% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory14.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 19 '18 at 00:12
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 459
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 749
MC Mixed 692
105% 704 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
65GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 66% Great: 126%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
212% Outstanding
Read 1,865
Write 898
Mixed 1,107
284% 1,290 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 50.3
214% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 466
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 189
196% 324 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 212%
Great: 238%
Seagate Archive HDD 8TB (2015)-$196
1.5TB free
Firmware: AR17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 18% Great: 89%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 135
Write 103
Mixed 131
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.21
74% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 86%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$120
477GB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 116
Write 112
Mixed 98.8
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.21
70% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2992 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
MC Read 33.5
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 30.5
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 40.6
SC Mixed 30.5
88% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 119%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,082
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