Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:47
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$209
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 530
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 546
124% 548 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 547
82% 549 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 237
Reflection 208
Parallax 221
72% 222 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 217
Splatting 165
76% 178 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: 0304
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 102
Write 109
Mixed 108
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.25
80% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 71%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$61
611GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 143
Write 140
Mixed 120
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.19
82% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 81%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FBD1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.7% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.9
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 14.4
40% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 80%
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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 9,652 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 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,117
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