Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 04:22
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 142
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 551
QC Mixed 536
120% 532 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 539
81% 545 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.10.1
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 148
Parallax 246
66% 196 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 154
Splatting 168
62% 148 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$90
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 242 104 85 92 82 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 444
Mixed 329
SusWrite 170
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 53.3
197% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 243
208% 309 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%
Hitachi HDN724030ALE640 3TB
1TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 123 125 125 125 124 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 122
Write 122
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 124
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 32.5
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.8
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 29.7
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 55.5
72% 55.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 98%
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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 12,744 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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,044
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