Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics27.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime6.7 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 06:12
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User IRN-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6402P
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Memory 92.7
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 197
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 387
52% 383 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
27.3% Poor
Lighting 106
Reflection 91.7
Parallax 101
28% 99.4 fps
MRender 77.6
Gravity 98
Splatting 77.1
27% 84.2 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 53 62 84 62 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
37.2% Below average
Read 66.1
Write 51.1
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 63.6
46% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.9
147% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$38
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 25
85% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 19.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 90%
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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 27,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $386

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,234
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