Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151019
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '17 at 02:44
Run Duration100 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 463
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 702
MC Mixed 674
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Lighting 308
Reflection 288
Parallax 312
96% 303 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 281
Splatting 201
97% 225 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 114%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
268GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 370
Write 323
Mixed 323
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 55.6
4K Mixed 17.6
88% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 111
85% 110 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.7% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 21.6
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 23.8
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 115%
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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 4,505 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 GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,115
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HDDRAMUSB
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