Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive265% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 14 '18 at 08:30
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 117
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 429
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 447
67% 446 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Asus(1043 8537) 2GB
CLim: 1354 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Lighting 116
Reflection 91.7
Parallax 93.6
33% 100 fps
MRender 82.7
Gravity 115
Splatting 77.1
40% 91.5 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
265% Outstanding
Read 2,540
Write 1,100
Mixed 1,234
356% 1,625 MB/s
4K Read 63.4
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 42
229% 85.3 MB/s
DQ Read 872
DQ Write 442
DQ Mixed 259
299% 524 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 265%
Great: 234%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$157
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 39
MC Write 42.5
MC Mixed 34.9
111% 38.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 29.7
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
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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 5 Builds (Compare 2,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,010
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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