Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive284% 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.
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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150804
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 17:10
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 (65th percentile)
79.5% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 413
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 439
65% 436 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
66.7% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 181
Parallax 196
62% 194 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 195
Splatting 135
70% 162 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$130
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1973 778 601 604 603 607 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
284% Outstanding
Read 1,923
Write 1,851
Mixed 1,356
SusWrite 861
336% 1,498 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 87.9
293% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,531
DQ Write 1,314
DQ Mixed 1,404
1,057% 1,416 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 284%
Great: 323%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
13GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 440
Write 429
Mixed 388
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 61.9
214% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 343
256% 341 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 125%
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$130
417GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 296 199 280 284 269 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 455
Mixed 364
SusWrite 292
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 38.3
146% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 187
177% 277 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSA.8FARG 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2190 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.1% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 21.2
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20.3
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 83%
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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 15,369 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $922
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