Asus Z170M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4.55% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive192% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateApr 19 '16 at 15:41
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$180
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Memory 85.6
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
76% 130 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 385
53% 385 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4331
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
4.55% Terrible
Lighting 5.73
Reflection 9.38
Parallax 5.81
5% 6.98 fps
MRender 8.29
Gravity 4.9
Splatting 12.9
4% 8.7 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.55%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
192% Outstanding
Read 1,890
Write 906
Mixed 1,144
289% 1,313 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 44.1
173% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 34.1
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 24.3
64% 126 MB/s
Poor: 132%
This bench: 192%
Great: 242%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSA.16FADG 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 29.3
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 25.4
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170M-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $924
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