Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 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 63.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:54
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$180
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
63.2% Good
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 300
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 355
54% 363 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$124
Asus(1043 85D4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 107
Reflection 75.8
Parallax 109
33% 97.3 fps
MRender 73.9
Gravity 104
Splatting 78.1
37% 85.2 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
152GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 388
Mixed 403
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 42.4
161% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 117
137% 240 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$65
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 128
Write 110
Mixed 116
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2176 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
64.5% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 21.7
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 16.4
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 84%
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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 10,688 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 - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,055
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