Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 60.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130913
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 02 '17 at 15:47
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-3570K-$285
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
60.4% Good
SC Int 95
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 91.7
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 293
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 331
MC Float 349
MC Mixed 371
52% 350 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.10.3
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
50% Average
Lighting 155
Reflection 89.2
Parallax 209
54% 151 fps
MRender 69.4
Gravity 153
Splatting 99.4
47% 107 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 50%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
716GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 155
Write 144
Mixed 115
103% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.25
112% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
54.9% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 17.3
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 14.4
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z68XP-UD3 Builds (Compare 1,408 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - $348

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,049
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