Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 99.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics77.9% 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 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20161124
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 19 '17 at 04:14
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-7600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 525
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 546
MC Mixed 527
79% 529 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 372.54
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Lighting 247
Reflection 211
Parallax 247
76% 235 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 224
Splatting 175
79% 184 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD7500AACS-00D6B0 750GB
438GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
31% Below average
Read 55.2
Write 52.4
Mixed 46.1
38% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 31%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$215
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.6% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 13
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z270-Gaming K3 Builds (Compare 1,605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,157
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HDDRAMUSB
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