Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 55%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 10:42
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$234
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 118
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 470
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 464
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
68.7% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 180
Parallax 195
64% 196 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 199
Splatting 154
72% 169 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$160
89GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 435
Mixed 472
106% 478 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 42.6
168% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 151
164% 276 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 114%
Great: 120%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$38
109GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 126
Write 115
Mixed 129
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.18
83% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 25.1
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 24.6
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 77.8%
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 13,418 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $113

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,121
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