Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics29.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 980 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive58.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160301
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 30 '16 at 03:29
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 452
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 671
MC Mixed 631
95% 634 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6950-$290
AMD(1002 0B00) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
29.9% Poor
Lighting 81.9
Reflection 55.6
Parallax 76.7
21% 71.4 fps
MRender 42.4
Gravity 65.5
Splatting 63.6
39% 57.2 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 33%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$218
817GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 492
Write 246
Mixed 200
68% 313 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 10.9
76% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 28.8
DQ Write 48.4
DQ Mixed 11.1
16% 29.4 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 85%
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
238GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 496
Write 362
Mixed 433
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 14.9
92% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 91.6
DQ Mixed 67.8
83% 153 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 83%
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$70
112GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 421
Mixed 463
103% 464 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 14.1
129% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 48.6
118% 246 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 98%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 600GB
43GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 196
Mixed 132
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 3.89
4K Mixed 0.87
212% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 109%
Great: 147%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FAR 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 27.9
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 28.7
79% 27.5 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 77%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 85%
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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 2,731 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,022
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