Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics61.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 28 '16 at 23:48
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$206
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 537
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 541
124% 548 Pts
MC Int 535
MC Float 567
MC Mixed 542
82% 548 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6839
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
61.7% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 168
Parallax 186
59% 183 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 179
Splatting 120
64% 147 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
164GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 397
Mixed 415
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 49.5
169% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 119
146% 260 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 112%
Great: 118%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
383GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 137
Write 136
Mixed 131
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.18
64% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.9% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.4
40% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 13.5
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 83%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 11,242 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,117
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