Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics26.7% 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)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory29.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 22:26
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$179
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 94.1
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 540
73% 538 Pts
64-Core 544
36% 544 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
MSI(1462 3031) 2GB
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.7% Poor
Lighting 114
Reflection 89.3
Parallax 157
30% 120 fps
MRender 63.2
Gravity 99
Splatting 89.9
27% 84 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 468
Write 455
Mixed 373
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63.5
215% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
219GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 163 165 164 164 165 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 93.5
Write 93.8
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 164
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB-$151
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 31.4
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 36.4
SC Mixed 29.8
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 119%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 5,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,085
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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