Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.3% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151109
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 20:03
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 21%

 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 i5-6600K-$222
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 121
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 435
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 479
MC Mixed 465
69% 464 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
63.3% Good
Lighting 196
Reflection 176
Parallax 193
60% 188 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 182
Splatting 121
66% 151 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
429GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 156
Write 147
Mixed 128
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.37
121% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009)-$35
221GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 21% Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB-$104
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.3% Good
MC Read 26
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 21.5
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 69.3%
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 15,301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $832
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