Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Review (Page 8 of 12)

Page 8 - Benchmark: 3DMark

About 3DMark

3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware in one app. Whether you're gaming on a smart phone, tablet, notebook, laptop, desktop, or a high performance gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your type of device. And it's not just for Windows. You can compare your scores with Android and iOS devices too. It's the best 3DMark we've ever created.

From: Developer's Page

Similar to Futuremark's PCMark 8 benchmarking suite, 3DMark is commonly used among the enthusiasts and reviewers. APH Networks has been using this since the beginning too. The latest iteration of 3DMark has four flavors, including Fire Strike, Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, and Ice Storm. Fire Strike is the most GPU dependent, while Ice Storm is the least, and the rest fall in between. As this is an mITX motherboard, I decided to test with integrated graphics, as not everyone may have a GPU for their small build. As you can see in the graphs above, there were only some small gains from the overclocked configuration of the Core i5-6600K compared to the stock. The GPU dependent tests of Fire Strike and Sky Diver actually showed some small decreases when overclocked, but this could be attributed to the slight throttle I noticed, and more will be explained on the last page of this review. For the remaining two tests, the speedup factor was 5.7% and 6.6%, respectively.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout, Test System
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
6. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
7. Benchmark: PCMark 8
8. Benchmark: 3DMark
9. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
10. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
11. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
12. Overclocking and Conclusion