Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180111
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 28 '19 at 15:09
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
75.7% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 220
82% 170 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 596
64% 498 Pts
64-Core 622
42% 622 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,048
Write 1,213
Mixed 551
278% 1,270 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 59.3
212% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 764
DQ Mixed 673
546% 774 MB/s
Poor: 135% Great: 237%
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$168
35GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2409
Write 2,037
Mixed 1,406
433% 1,951 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 68.3
234% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 891
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 823
609% 806 MB/s
Poor: 234% Great: 396%
Seagate IronWolf 6TB (2017)-$160
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 190 185 185 185 190 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 33% Great: 115%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$75
392GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 102 104 104 104 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 90.2
Write 87.7
Mixed 65
SusWrite 103
64% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 21.1
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 21.9
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 116%
Take a copy of your results

 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 3,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,174
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $220Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $339Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $643SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback