Asus Z170-PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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 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 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52% 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 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-PRO  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150917
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 00:57
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 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 i7-6700K-$298
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
79.8% Very good
1-Core 126
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 663
69% 541 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
52% Above average
Lighting 187
Reflection 181
Parallax 214
49% 194 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 185
Splatting 126
52% 155 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate NAS HDD 2TB-$98
840GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 127 143 139 141 145 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 72.8
Write 73.9
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 131
62% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 24.2
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 111%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-PRO Builds (Compare 2,418 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-PRO - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,029
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