Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 05:56
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 (73rd percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 508
110% 488 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 479
77% 512 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$240
CLim: 1350 MHz, MLim: 1900 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 184
Parallax 314
80% 242 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 211
Splatting 132
71% 163 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
29GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 506
Write 271
Mixed 322
81% 366 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 58.6
4K Mixed 18
86% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 67.6
DQ Mixed 43.7
67% 133 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 73%
Seagate ST500DM005 HD502HJ 500GB
5GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 87.2
Write 93.8
Mixed 90.5
68% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.44
113% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 34.7
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 42
SC Mixed 31.3
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 101%
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 10,525 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,107
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