Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 82.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateJun 03 '18 at 11:20
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 440
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 423
63% 423 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 244
Reflection 208
Parallax 219
73% 224 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 213
Splatting 170
76% 177 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD5000LPLX-00ZNTT0 500GB
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Read 141
Write 119
Mixed 118
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.28
85% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$153
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 43
MC Mixed 36.5
112% 39.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 27.8
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 959 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,005
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