Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive190% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 02:44
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i5-6400-$174
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
74.9% Very good
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 99.9
80% 99.7 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 394
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 396
59% 394 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 75%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4463
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
7.09% Terrible
Lighting 17.5
Reflection 24.8
Parallax 17.7
5% 20 fps
MRender 17.9
Gravity 15
Splatting 30.2
8% 21 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.09%
Great: 10%
AMD HD 7850-$174
Sapphire(174B E221) 2GB
CLim: 920 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
27.8% Poor
Lighting 82.7
Reflection 76.5
Parallax 105
28% 88.1 fps
MRender 54.9
Gravity 65.8
Splatting 80
28% 66.9 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
119GB free
Firmware: 070H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 479
Write 189
Mixed 273
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 65.1
4K Mixed 4.69
75% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 97.3
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 5.73
32% 71.1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 56%
Great: 66%
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$124
103GB free
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
190% Outstanding
Read 2,160
Write 1,197
Mixed 1,575
363% 1,644 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 19
94% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 27.3
DQ Write 79.2
DQ Mixed 20.1
25% 42.2 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 190%
Great: 255%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$69
3TB free
Firmware: CC4H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 190
Mixed 160
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.42
110% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2733 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
94% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 37.1
MC Mixed 31
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 36.4
SC Mixed 26.4
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94%
Great: 101%
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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 14,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $800
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