Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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.
Graphics57.4% 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)
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 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 03:55
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 531
QC Mixed 513
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 538
MC Mixed 514
80% 532 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 100%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$226
Asus(1043 04F5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1549 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Lighting 175
Reflection 156
Parallax 226
60% 186 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 161
Splatting 104
56% 128 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
55GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 67% Great: 116%
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 (60th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 97
Write 89.4
Mixed 84.5
68% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.39
125% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 53.6%
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 (54th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 27
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 36.4
SC Mixed 27.1
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 90.3%
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 12,855 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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HDDRAMUSB
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