Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 93.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics52.7% 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 Drive55.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 05:11
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$223
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 499
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 487
MC Float 518
MC Mixed 498
75% 501 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 139
Reflection 142
Parallax 142
43% 141 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
60% 142 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
33GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 196
Write 165
Mixed 137
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 12.4
116% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.2
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 21.2
39% 73.5 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 58%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
855GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 172
Mixed 162
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.28
124% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
Seagate ST9500420AS 1TB
360GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 150
Write 105
Mixed 125
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.27
90% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 73%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$226
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.6% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 22.6
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 68.6%
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 14,780 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,208
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