Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics46.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive54.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 24 '16 at 20:30
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-2500K-$246
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
67.8% Good
SC Int 95.2
SC Float 95.2
SC Mixed 94.5
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 350
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 346
MC Mixed 359
53% 354 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
46.6% Average
Lighting 145
Reflection 84.4
Parallax 192
50% 140 fps
MRender 64.5
Gravity 144
Splatting 93.7
44% 101 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB-$170
177GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 196
Write 341
Mixed 259
60% 265 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 13.2
79% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 11.8
25% 49.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-198.A00LF 9905403-198.A00LF KHX1600C9D3/4GX KHX1600C9D3/4GX 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
52% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 16.4
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 17.1
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 52%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68AP-D3 Builds (Compare 2,095 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $703
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