Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime1 Days
Run DateNov 14 '16 at 02:16
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User PRI-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$235
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 408
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 412
63% 418 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 21.21.13.7270
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
63.5% Good
Lighting 192
Reflection 178
Parallax 195
60% 188 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 182
Splatting 127
66% 154 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial_FCCT128MX100SSD1 128GB
5GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 519
Write 181
Mixed 262
70% 320 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 32.8
146% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 47.1
86% 175 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 125
Write 130
Mixed 130
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.21
79% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$23
9GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 117
Write 79.8
Mixed 76.7
68% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.28
79% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
53.4% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 16.6
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 13.9
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 56
72% 56 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 126%
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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 18,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $940
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