Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive201% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 03 '16 at 05:40
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 452
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 461
MC Mixed 450
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$225
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 21.21.13.7270
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
69.6% Good
Lighting 215
Reflection 184
Parallax 216
66% 205 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 202
Splatting 159
72% 168 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$334
161GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
201% Outstanding
Read 2,067
Write 909
Mixed 1,133
300% 1,370 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 31.2
198% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 52.2
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 30.4
49% 89.6 MB/s
Poor: 129%
This bench: 201%
Great: 226%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x16GB-$241
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77.9% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.5
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 23.4
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 69.6
57% 69.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $973
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