Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive65.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateJun 02 '19 at 21:40
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Memory 92.9
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 443
60% 442 Pts
64-Core 445
30% 445 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.4% Average
Lighting 180
Reflection 173
Parallax 189
47% 180 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 177
Splatting 120
50% 147 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 149 108 104 100 94 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 291
Write 229
Mixed 239
SusWrite 116
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 39.1
130% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 150
111% 147 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
125GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 157 173 236 238 197 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 306
Write 270
Mixed 242
SusWrite 191
57% 252 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 40.6
129% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 145
114% 158 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 123%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$69
55GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 36 37 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 69.5
Write 55.8
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 37.3
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
51.9% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 16.7
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 97%
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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 28,849 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,139
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HDDRAMUSB
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