Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics42.3% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170-HD3  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 08 '18 at 08:38
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
58.1% Above average
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 90.1
SC Mixed 78.9
71% 88.4 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 298
74% 328 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 357
51% 340 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 117
Parallax 128
43% 130 fps
MRender 80.6
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.8
42% 96 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
865GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 161
Mixed 163
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.22
87% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
145GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
43% Average
Read 95.6
Write 54
Mixed 82.3
58% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.31
82% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43%
Great: 60%
Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB-$44
73GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
25.6% Poor
Read 57.5
Write 31.6
Mixed 43.8
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.55
4K Mixed 0.08
24% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905622-058.A00G 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
35.6% Below average
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 12
MC Mixed 10.3
34% 11.8 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 10.3
SC Mixed 10.7
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 74.2
54% 74.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 41%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-Z170-HD3-CF Builds (Compare 2,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 80%
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,006
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