Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (4th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 96 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics58.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive70.9% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150714
Uptime2 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 06:35
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way below expectations (4th 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 i5-6600-$225
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.9% Very poor
SC Int 24.1
SC Float 24.8
SC Mixed 25.1
20% 24.7 Pts
QC Int 95
QC Float 103
QC Mixed 100
22% 99.3 Pts
MC Int 85.6
MC Float 102
MC Mixed 99.3
14% 95.6 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 18.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Lighting 97.2
Reflection 107
Parallax 266
49% 157 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 165
Splatting 179
66% 158 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
425GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Read 497
Write 394
Mixed 416
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 28.1
4K Mixed 21.1
76% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 93.3
DQ Write 69.7
DQ Mixed 14.5
29% 59.2 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
36.9% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 13.1
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 6.5
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 8.2
23% 8.17 GB/s
Latency 172
23% 172 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 78%
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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 9,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,114
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