Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 47%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.9% 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory24.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151019
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '22 at 16:11
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-6700K-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 85.3
1-Core 99.6
2-Core 229
77% 138 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 658
66% 539 Pts
64-Core 656
41% 656 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
Gigabyte(1458 36E1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1774 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Lighting 70.4
Reflection 74.9
Parallax 66.3
57% 70.5 fps
MRender 71.2
Gravity 67.9
Splatting 58.6
53% 65.9 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 54%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$88
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 1262
Write 752
Mixed 456
180% 823 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 50.9
187% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,000
DQ Write 539
DQ Mixed 746
561% 761 MB/s
Poor: 142% Great: 236%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$85
10GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 327
Write 294
Mixed 290
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 36
131% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 140
133% 207 MB/s
Poor: 63% Great: 108%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$46
957GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 134 137 136 135 138 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 150
Write 129
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 136
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.5% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 22.2
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 130%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Builds (Compare 3,704 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $776
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