Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 75.2%, 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 Drive196% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 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 02:52
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$182
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
75.2% Very good
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 102
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 393
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 395
59% 392 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.2%
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 (44th percentile)
7.12% Terrible
Lighting 17.2
Reflection 24.4
Parallax 18.7
6% 20.1 fps
MRender 17.9
Gravity 15.1
Splatting 30.2
8% 21.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.12%
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 82.3
Reflection 76.4
Parallax 105
28% 87.8 fps
MRender 54.8
Gravity 65.8
Splatting 79.9
28% 66.8 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 30%
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 (57th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 470
Write 185
Mixed 274
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 5.59
80% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 7.29
35% 79.2 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 68%
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 (36th percentile)
196% Outstanding
Read 2,120
Write 1,208
Mixed 1,598
363% 1,642 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 27.3
100% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31.4
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 21.8
52% 102 MB/s
Poor: 129%
This bench: 196%
Great: 253%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
3TB free
Firmware: CC4H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 186
Mixed 158
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.4
114% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 101%
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 (78th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 36.4
MC Mixed 30.9
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 26.4
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 100%
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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 10,628 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,012
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