Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming-CF

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics26.4% 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 Drive62.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemGigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming-CF  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 01 '16 at 00:43
Run Duration417 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i5-6600K-$223
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 116
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 444
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 448
MC Mixed 405
64% 428 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
MSI(1462 2730) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 21.19.137.1
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
26.4% Poor
Lighting 80.1
Reflection 73.3
Parallax 99.7
27% 84.4 fps
MRender 51.7
Gravity 62.2
Splatting 75.4
26% 63.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
89GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 504
Write 132
Mixed 208
61% 281 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 12.3
110% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 12
29% 57.5 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 64%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$90
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 145
Write 140
Mixed 140
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.59
4K Mixed 0.24
115% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 82%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB-$20
11GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Read 230
Write 46.8
Mixed 73.4
115% 117 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 10.6
4K Mixed 4.6
562% 9.12 MB/s
DQ Read 13.5
DQ Write 11.3
DQ Mixed 5
604% 9.94 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 79%
TDKMedia Micro 4GB
0GB free, PID 0708
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
4.55% Terrible
Read 16
Write 3.34
Mixed 6.18
9% 8.5 MB/s
4K Read 6.32
4K Write 0.004
4K Mixed 0.006
24% 2.11 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.55%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$109
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.4% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.4
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 21.3
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 106%
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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-Ultra Gaming-CF Builds (Compare 1,396 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,067
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