Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics45.5% 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 Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150804
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 01:15
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$179
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
50.1% Above average
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 165
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 212
33% 235 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45.5% Average
Lighting 172
Reflection 162
Parallax 174
45% 170 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 160
Splatting 116
46% 139 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
654GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 573 583 600 555 490 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 971
Write 665
Mixed 575
SusWrite 541
154% 688 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 32.3
106% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 349
260% 346 MB/s
Poor: 99%
This bench: 120%
Great: 383%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$89
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 19.3
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 17.3
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 126
32% 126 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 108%
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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 22,985 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,175
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HDDRAMUSB
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