Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 Benchmark Results
The latest version of the CPU-Z now includes a benchmark feature. The result below shows the difference between an i7-6700K running at 4GHz and at overclocked speed of 4.7GHz.
AIDA64 Engineer “is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for engineers. AIDA64 Engineer provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1.”
The memory I used for the Cache and Memory Benchmark was the Klev Cras DDR4 16GB kit running at 3000MHz. Unfortunately the 3000MHz clock speed is pretty much the limit of my Klevv Cras.
CINEBENCH “is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.”
For the storage tests, below are benchmark results of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB hard drive and Klevv Urbane 480GB SSD. Both the HDD and SSD showed very interesting results.
“The PCMark 8 Creative benchmark includes workloads typical of enthusiasts and professionals who work with media and entertainment content. With more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark, this benchmark is suitable for mid-range computer systems. PCMark 8 Creative includes web browsing, photo editing, video editing, group video chat, media transcoding, and gaming workloads.”
The PC Mark 8 benchmark concludes my test for CPU, memory and system performance. The next page shows the benchmark results I got using the Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! installed on the Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard.