Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 94.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics51.4% 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 Drive97.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:32
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 133
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 477
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 536
83% 553 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$226
Asus(1043 04F5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 137
Parallax 202
54% 167 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 142
Splatting 93.3
49% 114 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
55GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 412
Mixed 419
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 28.8
165% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 48.3
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 28.6
38% 65.1 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$43
222GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 95.6
Write 88.4
Mixed 84.7
67% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.45
126% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$152
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 34.1
MC Write 37.1
MC Mixed 27
94% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 13.3
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 131
30% 131 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 102%
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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 12,905 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,088
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HDDRAMUSB
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