Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 96.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics43.9% 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 Drive37.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 02:00
Run Duration267 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 125
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 531
QC Mixed 514
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 532
MC Mixed 514
77% 516 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
43.9% Average
Lighting 152
Reflection 124
Parallax 135
45% 137 fps
MRender 82.1
Gravity 128
Splatting 86.9
43% 99.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
456GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 495
Write 400
Mixed 420
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 21.3
135% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 31
DQ Write 98.8
DQ Mixed 120
76% 83.3 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 134%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Read 165
Write 82.7
Mixed 104
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 10.3
83% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 17.8
DQ Write 81.5
DQ Mixed 6.31
18% 35.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 250GB (2007)-$18
231GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
42% Average
Read 77.3
Write 68.9
Mixed 73.5
55% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.38
102% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 42%
Great: 52%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 16GB
14GB free, PID a81d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
7.31% Terrible
Read 29.6
Write 6.52
Mixed 9.66
15% 15.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.74
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.003
25% 2.25 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.31%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
78.4% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.8
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 23.3
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 89%
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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 17,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,017
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