Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (4th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 96 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics87% 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 Drive61.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (72%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 14 '18 at 11:38
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 72%

 PC Performing way below expectations (4th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
49.3% Average
SC Int 26.1
SC Float 28.7
SC Mixed 26.8
22% 27.2 Pts
QC Int 195
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 309
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 444
67% 445 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$408
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
87% Excellent
Lighting 205
Reflection 240
Parallax 318
76% 254 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 275
Splatting 208
95% 221 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$212
687GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 459
Write 331
Mixed 336
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 22.2
4K Mixed 11.4
45% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 71.8
DQ Write 44.5
DQ Mixed 35.1
32% 50.5 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 103%
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$190
459GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 312
Write 230
Mixed 229
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 18.3
4K Mixed 7.05
42% 13.5 MB/s
DQ Read 66.2
DQ Write 44.8
DQ Mixed 15.6
22% 42.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 101%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 492
Write 391
Mixed 411
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 13.8
52% 16.2 MB/s
DQ Read 46.1
DQ Write 54.3
DQ Mixed 21.1
24% 40.5 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 131%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
137GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 493
Write 399
Mixed 416
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 22.7
4K Mixed 12.1
54% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 75.1
DQ Write 68.6
DQ Mixed 44.9
41% 62.9 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
74.4% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 29.4
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.4
SC Write 10.9
SC Mixed 8.7
24% 8.33 GB/s
Latency 181
22% 181 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 125%
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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 7 Builds (Compare 6,866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,234
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HDDRAMUSB
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