Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 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 57.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics48.9% 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)
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 (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 16:00
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$187
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Memory 64.5
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 166
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 299
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Gigabyte(1458 3684) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.9% Average
Lighting 62.8
Reflection 61.9
Parallax 55.2
51% 60 fps
MRender 66.1
Gravity 56.5
Splatting 47.4
47% 56.7 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 350
Write 171
Mixed 199
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 11
62% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 29.8
47% 89.1 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 73%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$71
530GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 85 87 60 52 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 100
Write 108
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 76
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 89%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$32
100GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 54 58 58 58 58 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
40.3% Average
Read 83
Write 77.2
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 57
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
53.2% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 19.9
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 12.5
SC Mixed 10.8
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 115
35% 115 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 93%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 10,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,037
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