Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '18 at 05:37
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 309
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 390
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 441
66% 444 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
68.1% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 183
Parallax 222
66% 205 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 196
Splatting 129
70% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 99 109 106 113 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 446
Write 133
Mixed 125
SusWrite 107
44% 203 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 20.2
122% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 46.5
80% 164 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 73%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
107GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8429
Write 8,858
Mixed 8,436
1,919% 8,574 MB/s
4K Read 704
4K Write 337
4K Mixed 335
1,674% 459 MB/s
DQ Read 2,043
DQ Write 1,765
DQ Mixed 1,881
1,416% 1,896 MB/s
Poor: 81% Great: 124%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
864GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 80 87 88 88 89 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 92.2
Write 96
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 86.4
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 50%
GB0250C8045 250GB
232GB free
Firmware: HPG8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 102 104 107 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 39.5
Write 100
Mixed 40
SusWrite 102
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 58%
Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB-$7
15GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 24 24 24 24 24 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
21.5% Poor
Read 97.5
Write 24.5
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 23.6
42% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 8.2
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
37% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 21.5%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 34.3
105% 36.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 40.2
SC Mixed 30.5
87% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
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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 13,404 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $980
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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