Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Gaming 50%
Desktop 73%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 74.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.5% 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 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 (45th 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 (46th percentile)
74.8% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 226
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 419
56% 413 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
49.5% Average
Lighting 192
Reflection 178
Parallax 195
50% 188 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 182
Splatting 127
49% 154 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 55%
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 (95th 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-$30
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th 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: 53%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$25
9GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th 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: 26%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 70%
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 below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
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: 69%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 137%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 22,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 56%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,120
The Best.
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $234Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback