Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics59.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
67.7% Good
1-Core 111
2-Core 227
79% 169 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 425
58% 424 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Lighting 232
Reflection 209
Parallax 223
59% 221 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 222
Splatting 181
60% 187 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
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: 80%
This bench: 122%
Great: 135%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
171GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 221 251 213 212 213 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th 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: 63%
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 (79th 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: 43%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 89%
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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 21,603 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,160
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $135Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $55
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Intel Core i7-9700K $288Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $430Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $603SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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