Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 88.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.29% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory6.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150831
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 21 '15 at 20:50
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 124
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 459
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 460
69% 458 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4300
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
8.29% Terrible
Lighting 23.1
Reflection 30.1
Parallax 24.3
7% 25.8 fps
MRender 22.4
Gravity 20.3
Splatting 36.5
13% 26.4 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.29%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
677GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 166
Write 141
Mixed 155
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.26
126% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 105%
Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB-$65
108GB free
Firmware: YAR51HW0 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 51.4
Write 53.1
Mixed 50.7
39% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.28
77% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 25
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 83.6%
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 10,913 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,051
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