Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 40%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics51.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive87.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160201
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateJan 09 '18 at 23:19
Run Duration226 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 65%

 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
40% Below average
SC Int 58.7
SC Float 62.2
SC Mixed 60.6
48% 60.5 Pts
QC Int 159
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 178
38% 169 Pts
MC Int 323
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 394
57% 381 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 40%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
51.6% Above average
Lighting 150
Reflection 141
Parallax 160
48% 150 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 147
Splatting 107
55% 127 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
66GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 497
Write 384
Mixed 403
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 35
124% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 38.1
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 102
87% 122 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
852GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 170
Mixed 165
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.2
88% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$181
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.7
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 14.1
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 107
38% 107 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 66%
Great: 104%
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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 4,799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,182
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $125
Intel Core i5-8600K $222AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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