Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive122% 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.
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.
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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateMay 04 '19 at 11:23
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$234
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 111
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 423
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 453
64% 431 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 209
Parallax 223
71% 221 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 222
Splatting 181
80% 187 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 415 412 280 227 213 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 452
Write 446
Mixed 385
SusWrite 331
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 64.1
218% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 122%
Great: 135%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$129
171GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 221 251 213 212 213 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 460
Write 446
Mixed 305
SusWrite 240
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 60.8
219% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 342
263% 357 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 117%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15D4/8G KHX2400C15/8G 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
81.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 24.6
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 30.5
SC Mixed 25.2
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 88%
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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 18,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $931
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