Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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 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 79.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 12 '17 at 02:14
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i5-6500-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
79.9% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 413
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 414
62% 414 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Lighting 236
Reflection 204
Parallax 232
72% 224 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 220
Splatting 172
78% 182 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$270
934GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 486
Write 323
Mixed 333
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 14.8
98% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 79.2
DQ Mixed 14.8
22% 40 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 87%
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$140
453GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 29.4
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 34.8
SC Mixed 27.6
78% 27.2 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 91%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Builds (Compare 1,370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,300
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