Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory17.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateDec 02 '16 at 12:17
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 430
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 443
67% 446 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$220
MaxC: 1342 MHz, MaxM: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.11.5
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
72.5% Very good
Lighting 195
Reflection 175
Parallax 287
70% 219 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 192
Splatting 128
73% 155 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 960GB-$279
107GB free
Firmware: O1126A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 436
Write 258
Mixed 242
69% 312 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 22.2
102% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 45.7
83% 169 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 73%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 120GB
55GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 399
Mixed 409
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 44.3
178% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 95.9
131% 242 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 113%
Great: 112%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 162
Mixed 149
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$75
198GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 134
Write 156
Mixed 143
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.37
102% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX2666C15D4/4G KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX2666C15D4/4G 24GB
2666, 2666, 2666, 2666 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 36.1
MC Mixed 31.2
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 34.4
SC Mixed 26.8
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 78%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 96%
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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 3,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,028
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