Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 59%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 20 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateOct 25 '17 at 08:58
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$224
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 553
QC Mixed 536
121% 536 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 552
MC Mixed 530
80% 534 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.10.2
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 152
Parallax 268
68% 204 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 158
Splatting 173
63% 151 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB-$245
105GB free
Firmware: M208 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 475
Mixed 481
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 20.4
124% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 20.3
62% 125 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$97
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 162
Write 88.6
Mixed 114
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.14
71% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
78.5% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.2
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 24.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 79%
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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 13,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $124

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,177
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