Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 89.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:35
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$222
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
89.7% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 465
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 475
72% 478 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
67.5% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 161
Parallax 258
70% 209 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 166
Splatting 178
66% 157 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$139
46GB free
Firmware: 560ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 510
Write 186
Mixed 234
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 18.2
96% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 80.1
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 9.57
40% 85.1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 77%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 198
Mixed 173
140% 186 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.23
111% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
389GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance (0th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Read 47
Write 48.3
Mixed 48.4
36% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.19
65% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 104%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
118GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 94.2
Write 121
Mixed 110
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.18
58% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 21.6
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 25
SC Mixed 22.1
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 72%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,172
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