Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 82.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics9.46% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive108% 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.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateDec 26 '18 at 00:03
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-6600-$232
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
82.2% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 428
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 389
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 413
63% 421 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
9.46% Terrible
Lighting 24
Reflection 28.3
Parallax 25.4
8% 25.9 fps
MRender 23.3
Gravity 21.4
Splatting 36.4
11% 27 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.46%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$239
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 427 434 423 426 430 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 420
Mixed 364
SusWrite 428
94% 415 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 46.5
158% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 316
239% 322 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 108%
Great: 125%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$66
458GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 92 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 107
Write 91.6
Mixed 84.1
SusWrite 90.6
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 77%
Seagate NAS HDD 3TB-$100
1TB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 119 116 120 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
65.8% Good
Read 114
Write 94.3
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 116
65% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 98%
Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB-$10
4GB free, PID 5100
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 7.9 7.4 6.5 8.1 7.3 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Read 40.1
Write 13.2
Mixed 22.9
SusWrite 8.9
25% 21.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1
74% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB-$113
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.4% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 25.1
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 22
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 17,143 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $995
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