Asus Z170M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151116
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 12:39
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$231
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
77.9% Very good
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 408
95% 417 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 434
65% 431 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$229
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
65.9% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 175
Parallax 186
61% 189 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 189
Splatting 154
69% 163 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 74%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$87
95GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 154
Mixed 158
122% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.17
64% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT4G4DFS8213.C8FAR11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
66.7% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 20.8
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 20.4
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170M-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $921
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