Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics47% 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 Drive82.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory1.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:01
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-$238
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66.8% Good
SC Int 104
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 110
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 314
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 447
MC Mixed 352
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
47% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 111
Parallax 180
47% 143 fps
MRender 91.9
Gravity 117
Splatting 128
47% 112 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 47%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$90
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 192 128 126 57 151 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 429
Write 366
Mixed 219
SusWrite 139
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 41.6
143% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 203
174% 255 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
292GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 89 85 91 90 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 97.3
Write 83.5
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 89.3
63% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 113%
WD easystore 25FA 4TB
3TB free, PID 25fa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 100 102 100 101 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 97.3
Write 97
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 101
121% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
48% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 24.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 12.5
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 106%
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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 12,690 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,034
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HDDRAMUSB
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