Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics27.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive280% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
4 months ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160311
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 15 '18 at 00:57
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 557
QC Mixed 533
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 691
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 750
111% 741 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
MSI(1462 2730) 2GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
27.4% Poor
Lighting 81.3
Reflection 75.4
Parallax 104
28% 86.8 fps
MRender 53.6
Gravity 64.8
Splatting 78.9
27% 65.8 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$148
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,456
Write 1,829
Mixed 2,201
481% 2,162 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 53.6
159% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 522
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 198
213% 358 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 280%
Great: 315%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSC.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.6% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13.9
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 17.7
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 103%
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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 7,461 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,082
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