Asus Z170M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160620
Uptime3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 13:51
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i5-6600-$225
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
77.2% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 404
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 396
55% 368 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$350
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
68.4% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 173
Parallax 265
70% 214 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 195
Splatting 126
67% 155 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
489GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 142
Write 166
Mixed 137
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.26
88% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1914 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
31.3% Below average
MC Read 11.6
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 9.1
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 8.5
26% 9 GB/s
Latency 76.9
52% 76.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170M-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,421 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $595
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