Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Gaming 64%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 50%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 69%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 17:11
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$209
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
69% Good
SC Int 118
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 304
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 424
66% 439 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
62% 191 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 197
Splatting 153
71% 165 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 67%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$120
91GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 497
Mixed 504
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 30.4
163% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 42.8
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 31.1
68% 131 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 107%
Great: 121%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
712GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 167
Mixed 164
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.27
120% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$190
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
65.4% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 20.5
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 21
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 103%
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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 13,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
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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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,141
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