Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 73.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.6% 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 Drive58.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 12:07
Run Duration305 Seconds
Run User BIH-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-6500-$189
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
73.6% Very good
SC Int 92
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 96.7
77% 96.3 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 389
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 390
58% 386 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$100
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 2GB
MaxC: 1430 MHz, MaxM: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
31.6% Below average
Lighting 99.4
Reflection 83.4
Parallax 95.2
29% 92.7 fps
MRender 74.1
Gravity 92.5
Splatting 71.4
38% 79.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
57GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Read 496
Write 116
Mixed 153
55% 255 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 16.3
92% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 76.1
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 26.1
39% 72.2 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 66%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$68
242GB free
Firmware: CC24 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
60.9% Good
Read 120
Write 91.8
Mixed 86.4
74% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 3.31
4K Mixed 0.23
106% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$45
132GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
30.5% Below average
Read 59.9
Write 46.1
Mixed 49
39% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.21
66% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 70%
StoreJet Transcend 1TB
208GB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
14.5% Very poor
Read 38.4
Write 34.7
Mixed 24.7
40% 32.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.2
22% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 46%
Mass Storage Device 4GB
1GB free, PID 125d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
9.85% Terrible
Read 20.1
Write 11.2
Mixed 10.4
16% 13.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.52
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.96
85% 1.58 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.85%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$146
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
82.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 27.9
86% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 22.3
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 89%
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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 10,984 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,076
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