Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics97.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% 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.
Very high background CPU (80%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 04:27
Run Duration293 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 80%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 415
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 441
67% 447 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Lighting 304
Reflection 296
Parallax 309
94% 303 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 276
Splatting 226
100% 233 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$114
157GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 480
Mixed 494
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 48.7
174% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 138
148% 247 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 117%
Great: 123%
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
89GB free
Firmware: DXT08B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 466
Write 59.7
Mixed 87.4
44% 204 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 9.35
78% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 25
68% 150 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 67%
WD Blue SSHD 1TB (2015)-$119
628GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 113
Write 48.6
Mixed 77.4
60% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.2
72% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 62%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$52
426GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3FE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 99.2
Write 111
Mixed 105
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.28
73% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$190
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2187 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.3
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 17.8
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 79%
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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 11,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,081
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