Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics52% 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 Drive98% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 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 03:37
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$199
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 531
QC Mixed 515
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 485
MC Float 534
MC Mixed 500
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 100%
Great: 107%
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 way above expectations (92nd percentile)
52% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 140
Parallax 202
54% 168 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 145
Splatting 93.3
50% 116 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
55GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 413
Mixed 421
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 28.8
165% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 48.3
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 28.7
38% 65 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 98%
Great: 117%
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 (50th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 96.8
Write 88.3
Mixed 79.9
66% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.43
121% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
90% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 26.7
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 25.8
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 90%
Great: 103%
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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 10,497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,058
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $170SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $200SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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