Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.6% 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)
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateOct 15 '19 at 00:50
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Memory 89.1
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 199
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 371
52% 375 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-Ti-$362
EVGA(3842 4069) 2GB
CLim: 1280 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.6% Poor
Lighting 32.5
Reflection 34.3
Parallax 41
27% 36 fps
MRender 41
Gravity 38.2
Splatting 29.4
24% 36.2 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
670GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 95 110 140 147 149 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 119
Write 55.4
Mixed 89.1
SusWrite 120
71% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT4G4DFS8213.C8FAR2 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2187 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
41.6% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 12.2
40% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 12.9
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 68.3
58% 68.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 8,348 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,033
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