Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 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 79.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (66%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 03:11
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 66%

 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 i5-6500-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
79.3% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 421
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 433
MC Mixed 416
63% 418 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 311
Reflection 303
Parallax 348
100% 321 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 289
Splatting 237
104% 244 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$98
2GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 507
Write 338
Mixed 340
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 10.3
90% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 48.1
96% 196 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
433GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 139
Write 137
Mixed 128
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.24
99% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2176 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.5% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24.9
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 21.8
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 121%
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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 11,204 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,140
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