Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 53.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics58.3% 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 Drive33.8% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 19:26
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
53.5% Above average
1-Core 113
2-Core 246
83% 180 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 443
37% 311 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
6.69% Terrible
Lighting 24.9
Reflection 30.6
Parallax 25.8
6% 27.1 fps
MRender 24.4
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 37.9
7% 28.2 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.69%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Lighting 227
Reflection 204
Parallax 217
60% 216 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 214
Splatting 170
58% 178 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$31
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 6.3 55 46 35 4.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
33.8% Below average
Read 375
Write 297
Mixed 261
SusWrite 51.4
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 1.2
43% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 30.4
DQ Mixed 20.3
34% 70.7 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 79%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$95
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 99 98 97 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
50.8% Above average
Read 78.7
Write 89.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 98.2
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 67%
SABRENT 1TB
556GB free
Firmware: RKT303.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1599 872 921 889 905 869 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14D4/4G Corsair CMK8GX4M2A2400C16 KHX2133C14D4/4G Corsair CMK8GX4M2A2400C16 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
56.1% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 19.6
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 15.9
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $386

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,195
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