Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 02 '16 at 21:30
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$216
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 463
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 462
69% 461 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7306
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 325
Reflection 300
Parallax 316
100% 314 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 302
Splatting 227
106% 245 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$140
440GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 468
Write 334
Mixed 336
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 13.6
98% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 13.6
41% 82.7 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x16GB-$293
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
77.7% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 25.5
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 78%
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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 12,970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

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