Asus Z170 PRO GAMING

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 80.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics7.87% 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 Drive38.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 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 PRO GAMING  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '17 at 15:12
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-6500-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 415
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 413
62% 416 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4534
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
7.87% Terrible
Lighting 21
Reflection 26.1
Parallax 21.7
7% 22.9 fps
MRender 15.5
Gravity 18
Splatting 33.1
9% 22.2 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.87%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
8GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
38.3% Below average
Read 458
Write 126
Mixed 211
58% 265 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 5.53
30% 10.2 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 41.4
DQ Mixed 26.4
33% 59.6 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$177
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.9% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 13.2
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 15.1
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 78.1
51% 78.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 97%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170 PRO GAMING Builds (Compare 21,225 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,179
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HDDRAMUSB
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