Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (96th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 4 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 112%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.2% 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 Drive157% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 14 '17 at 05:26
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (96th 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
112% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 148
119% 148 Pts
QC Int 566
QC Float 605
QC Mixed 594
133% 588 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 593
88% 589 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 112%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1661 MHz, MLim: 1849 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Lighting 231
Reflection 207
Parallax 240
72% 226 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 217
Splatting 148
77% 178 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX Predator AHCI PCIe M.2 480GB-$300
355GB free
Firmware: OC34L5TP Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Read 1,074
Write 943
Mixed 933
219% 984 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 18.9
139% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 453
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 17.4
109% 255 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 157%
Great: 166%
Crucial BX200 240GB-$230
138GB free
Firmware: MU01.4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 498
Write 255
Mixed 272
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 58.6
4K Mixed 24.9
110% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 39.1
78% 160 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 77%
Samsung PM830 128GB
80GB free
Firmware: CXM02D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 484
Write 230
Mixed 350
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 19.8
97% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 77.7
89% 157 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 27.8
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 34.8
SC Mixed 26.5
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 - $186

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,208
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