Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.5% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 02:13
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$220
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 562
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 567
85% 565 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$700
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75% Very good
Lighting 226
Reflection 166
Parallax 299
78% 230 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 193
Splatting 191
73% 173 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 480GB
229GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 874
Write 357
Mixed 319
113% 517 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 13.7
102% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 378
DQ Mixed 3.43
76% 174 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 172%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$88
460GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 83
Write 85.3
Mixed 87.2
64% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.44
96% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot 2666 C15 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 30.8
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 29.8
87% 30.4 GB/s
Latency 54.5
73% 54.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 91%
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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 12,855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,068
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