Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 61%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics42% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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.
Very high background CPU (85%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 18:04
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 85%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
61% Good
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 83.8
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 317
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 325
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 325
50% 331 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 61%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
42% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 83.5
Parallax 126
41% 116 fps
MRender 81.5
Gravity 127
Splatting 85.4
42% 97.8 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010)-$40
20GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
28.4% Poor
Read 48.7
Write 50.2
Mixed 54.9
39% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.12
36% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 50%
Samsung HE161HJ 160GB
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01121 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 90.4
Write 64.4
Mixed 65.6
55% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.3
86% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
75.8% Very good
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 30.4
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 20.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 111%
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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 17,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,077
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