Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 08:21
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 504
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 532
MC Mixed 502
76% 505 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
63% Good
Lighting 186
Reflection 171
Parallax 207
60% 188 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 177
Splatting 127
65% 152 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 453 477 489 485 483 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 421
Mixed 362
SusWrite 459
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 49.1
180% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 345
264% 358 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 120%
Great: 126%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$106
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 160 159 160 161 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 149
Mixed 100
SusWrite 159
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
86.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 28.5
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 25.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 105%
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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 16,439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092
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Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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