Asus Z170-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics43.3% 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 Drive64.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-K  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151223
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 21:58
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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-$165
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 141
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 537
QC Float 575
QC Mixed 554
126% 555 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 578
MC Mixed 551
83% 556 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 105%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$180
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
43.3% Average
Lighting 149
Reflection 120
Parallax 132
44% 133 fps
MRender 82.7
Gravity 127
Splatting 85.3
43% 98.4 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$85
51GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 483
Write 166
Mixed 264
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 13.4
88% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 24.6
68% 150 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2626 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 35.9
MC Mixed 26.6
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 34.6
SC Mixed 26.4
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 49.1
82% 49.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 81%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-K Builds (Compare 2,551 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-K - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,119
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