Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 72.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics91.7% 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 Drive209% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150901
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '17 at 20:41
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
72.4% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 335
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 344
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 412
62% 412 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
MSI(1462 3230) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Lighting 291
Reflection 266
Parallax 299
91% 285 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 267
Splatting 189
92% 214 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
117GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
209% Outstanding
Read 1,992
Write 909
Mixed 1,097
293% 1,333 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 36.6
190% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 481
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 28.4
122% 277 MB/s
Poor: 128%
This bench: 209%
Great: 223%
WD Green 500GB (2012)
400GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 118
Write 119
Mixed 110
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.23
103% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 33.7
MC Mixed 29.8
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 27.6
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 88%
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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 4,210 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 Z170X-GAMING 3 - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,082
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