Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 85.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics43.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive79.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime8.8 Days
Run DateJun 23 '18 at 20:12
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$234
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 436
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 461
69% 462 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
43.5% Average
Lighting 149
Reflection 121
Parallax 134
44% 135 fps
MRender 83.6
Gravity 127
Splatting 86.3
43% 98.9 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 496
Write 402
Mixed 412
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 22.2
108% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 40.9
DQ Write 91.4
DQ Mixed 21.4
29% 51.3 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 164
Mixed 157
122% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.19
78% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.6% Average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 12.2
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 13.5
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 86%
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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 13,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $979
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