Asus X556UQK

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.2% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
CPU throttled at 92% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemAsus X556UQK  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK X556UQK
Memory9.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170210
Uptime7 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 07:02
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 92%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-7200U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
55.1% Above average
SC Int 80.5
SC Float 96.6
SC Mixed 92
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 263
56% 250 Pts
MC Int 225
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 243
37% 247 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 620 (Mobile Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 1490) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4627
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
7.2% Terrible
Lighting 19.2
Reflection 25.8
Parallax 20.6
6% 21.9 fps
MRender 16.1
Gravity 14.6
Splatting 30.3
8% 20.3 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 7.2%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$55
846GB free
Firmware: AX0R5J
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 73.3
Write 68.8
Mixed 66.7
52% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.24
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.19
41% 0.31 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451S6AFR8N-TF 859B CT8G4SFS8213.M8FA 12GB
2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
62.2% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 20.1
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 19.9
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical X556UQK Builds (Compare 594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Asus X556UQK

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