Asus X556UQ

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 53.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.51% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
CPU throttled at 96% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemAsus X556UQ  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK X556UQ
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161024
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 19:48
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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 i7-6500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
53.6% Above average
SC Int 89.2
SC Float 91.6
SC Mixed 91.6
73% 90.8 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 251
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 262
MC Mixed 245
37% 246 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Asus(1043 10CE) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4550
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
7.51% Terrible
Lighting 19.1
Reflection 26.1
Parallax 19.7
6% 21.6 fps
MRender 18
Gravity 16.8
Splatting 30.2
9% 21.7 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.51%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$50
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX0R5J Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 100
76% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.19
62% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF51264HZ-2G1A1 Kingston 9905624-010.A00G 8GB
2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
71.9% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.2
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 22.1
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X556UQ Builds (Compare 576 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Asus X556UQ

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