Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.4% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 19 '18 at 05:21
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 517
QC Mixed 501
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 735
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Gigabyte(1458 2281) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 163
Parallax 316
79% 233 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 185
Splatting 181
70% 165 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD RE4 1TB (2010)-$40
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 61.1
Write 88.9
Mixed 78.5
58% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.61
4K Mixed 0.16
31% 0.28 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 77%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
1.5TB free, PID ab26
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
32.1% Below average
Read 40
Write 40.9
Mixed 4.34
33% 28.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 5.55
4K Mixed 0.46
209% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04JEEE35-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 26.2
84% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 27.5
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 85%
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 7 Builds (Compare 6,325 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $990
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $225Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback